Small Business Grant Scheme 2016-17
Update - 3 May 2017
The scheme has now closed to further applications, following the allocation of £31,038 to 36 local businesses across the district. Should the scheme re-open for applications in the future, information will be placed on the RDC website.
This grant scheme was established to support small businesses with projects which aimed to generate an increase in business turnover or job creation within the District. A total of £31,038 was allocated in this financial year. Applications are decided upon a first-come-first-serve basis and the scheme will close following the allocation of the funding available. The scheme, in its fourth year of operation, supported a total of 36 local businesses with a variety of purchases including new websites/online presence, marketing and promotional material, business specific improvements, start-up equipment and training courses for employees. Applications were approved across the district with the majority awarded in the Colburn, Hipswell, Leyburn and Richmond areas.