Brighter business grant scheme grows
A GRANT scheme aimed at brightening up the face of Gresham businesses has proved so successful it is being extended to other areas of Middlesbrough.
Since April this year ten businesses have taken advantage of the offer of money to improve the look of their premises and 15 businesses have been helped to develop their companies.
A total of £75,000 was earmarked by the Neighbourhood Working Fund for businesses in Gresham, which can be accessed through two different grants.
Both of the packages have been successful in improving the image of the area and sustaining local employment.
The Commercial Property Improvement package allows grants, to a maximum value of £7,000, of up to 70% of the cost of items such as new front doors, guttering and signage which create a better image for businesses.
Business Assistance Packages of up to £2,000 are available to develop businesses, funding, among other things, training, marketing, new ITC packages, specialist equipment and website development. There are still grant packages available this financial year.
New priority areas, including Eastbourne Road (Grove Hill), Kings Road (North Ormesby), Waterloo Road and Victoria Road (University Ward), will be able to apply for similar grants next year to boost business success for local firms.
Details of the grants schemes are available by contacting Glenn Holmes or Tom Rhind. Telephone 01642 729446/ 729152 or e-mail email@example.com