The Government has recently published two announcements about grant funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Kickstart Tourism Grant

Restart and Recovery SME Grant


Please note that both calls for Expression of Interest are now closed.


What happens after Gateway Diagnostics are submitted?


The lead partner in this project is Exemplas Ltd. Applicants who pass the gateway diagnostic on the Growth Hub website will be invited by Exemplas Ltd to send them their details who will send them a full application form via email and will manage the rest of the application process.


Due to the high volume of Expressions of Interest received, it may take up to 10 working days for full application forms to be sent. LEP or Growth Hub staff will not be able to provide an update on the status of your application.


Successfully submitting an Expression of Interest through the Coast to Capital Growth Hub gateway diagnostic does not guarantee that you will be successful in your application.


What happens if my business is successful in obtaining a grant?


If successful, you will receive the relevant documentation from Exemplas Ltd, our Provider, detailing the next steps. Please note, funds will only be paid upon production of an invoice for the service or item you have claimed against.


What if my business is not eligible or unsuccessful for a grant?


We are unable to provide individual feedback for each grant, however if unsuccessful you can contact Our Growth Hub which has a dedicated team of experienced advisors who may be able to provide further advice.


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Due to the volume of applications received, our Team is unable to respond to individual phone queries. All enquiries are being directed to this webpage.

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