Cheshire & Warrington Access to Finance & Grant Programme
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Cheshire West & Chester Council & Warrington & Co, the C&W Access to Finance & Grant Programme will provide information, advice & signposting to those SMEs looking to raise significant investment in their business to support their growth plans. Alongside this advice service the project can provide SMEs with access to grants of between £2,000 – £15,000 towards consultancy projects which will help to unlock their potential and grow their business.
Please Note – The typical project value should be over £6k up to a maximum of £45k, projects outside this range can be accommodated in some circumstances.
Small or Medium sized enterprise (SMEs) headquartered or with premises & employees within Cheshire & Warrington, with less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than £45.1m or balance sheet of less than £38.8m.
If you are based in one of the following sectors, you will not be eligible for this particular grant:
- Finance or Legal
- Forestry or Fishing
- Primary production e.g. Mining.
- Food & Drink if you are not reliant on tourism
- Retail if you are not reliant on tourism
- Hospitality if you are not reliant on tourism
Developing an Investment case to secure Financing
Marketing & Sales Strategies
Leadership & Management Development
ERP/CRM system Design & Integration
Branding & Design
Business Process Change
Software Integration Consultancy
Opportunities for suppliers to tender to deliver services to successful SME grant applicants can be found here
Please note grant fund allocations for each Local Authority area are set on a quarterly basis. If when you apply the funding for your area has been allocated we may not be able to process your application until the following quarter.
The grants offered within this programme are to support growing SMEs in implementing projects within their business which will increase their growth. As this programme is aimed at high growth SMEs it is highly unlikely that any business applying for any Covid Recovery support would be eligible for this programme.