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Cumbria Business Growth Hub – Funding Available

March 17th 2014

If you have been considering  engaging a digital agency to undertake Web Design, Digital Marketing or Pay Per Click Advertising on your behalf but struggle to find the budget, good news help is available!

There is currently government funding available under what is known as the Subsidy For Specialist Advice scheme which is administered through the Cumbria Business Growth Hub and Rural Growth Network.

The scheme supports business growth by helping with the cost of specialist support such as Web Design. The subsidy available is 50% of the total cost of work up to a maximum of £2,500 per business. This can be broken down into more than one application if appropriate and the total amount allocated to the business depends on how many jobs will be created or secured as a result of the work.

To be eligible for the subsidy, there are a few criteria to meet:

·         The business must be an SME which means a maximum turnover of 50 million Euros and up to 250 employees

·         The business must be ERDF eligible this excludes some sectors such as tourism, accommodation and retail.

·         The business must be based in Cumbria

·         The business must be creating or safeguarding direct jobs

The application process is straightforward, once we have understood your requirements we will refer you to a Growth Hub business adviser who will assess and manage your application, which should take a couple of weeks from start to finish.

So if you are have a requirement for Web Design, Digital Marketing or Pay Per Click Advertising and think that you might fit the criteria why not contact us we will help you to access this funding and turn your project from an idea into reality.  

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