The application window for the Kickstart Grant Scheme has now closed – 22 September, 6pm.

The Growth Support Kickstart Grant scheme aims to help businesses to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. There is additional funding within the grant to help small businesses in tourism related sectors to adapt their business as part of a Kickstarting Tourism package announced by Government for businesses in tourist destinations.

You can only submit a single Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme application.

Grants will be awarded to eligible businesses who meet the criteria on a first come, first served basis.

What is on offer?

Grant funding of between £1,000 and £3,000 will be available to eligible businesses. Activities supported by the grant can include:

  • Specialist professional advice such as HR, financial including accountancy, IT and digital in response to Covid-19
  • The purchase of minor equipment to support your business to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity in response to Covid-19

Who is it for?

The grant scheme is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Heart of the South West LEP area of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Your business must meet the eligibility criteria for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

What to do now?

Please consider whether the grant scheme is right for your business and start to prepare your application.

Please carefully read the grant scheme Growth Support Kickstart Scheme Information and Guidance (16 Sep Update) which has further information about the scheme such as eligibility criteria and what is required for an application. You can also read the Growth Support Kickstart FAQ (26 Aug Update) for the latest guidance.

Submitting an Application

The application window for the Kickstart Grant Scheme has now closed – 22 September, 6pm.

Thank you.
Growth Support Kickstart Grant Team

Should you have any queries regarding the grant scheme please email the grant team at

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