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Tees Valley Business Support Schemes

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The Tees Valley Business Support Scheme is delivered by BE Group, in partnership with UNW LLP, on behalf of the SSI Taskforce and Tees Valley Unlimited.  Funding for the scheme is provided by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, via Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.  The scheme has been set up in response to the closure of the SSI UK steelworks in Redcar to help UK businesses directly impacted by the closure together with other businesses based in the Tees Valley. 

There are 3 individual schemes.  Please download the guidelines for the relevant scheme from the links below and telephone our helpline on 01642 939386 before you complete an application form. This will enable us to establish your eligibility for the scheme before you commit time to filling in an application form.

 

SSI Supply Chain Support Scheme

This scheme provides grant support to businesses in the supply chain of the SSI UK steel works in Redcar anywhere in the UK.  Immediate grant aid is available in the form of working capital to support businesses to continue trading, safeguard jobs and seek new business opportunities to help enable a sustainable recovery.  Grants of up to €200,000 (c.£140,000) per business are available. 

Click here to download the SSI Supply Chain Support Guidelines

Click here to download the SSI Supply Chain Support Application Form

Click here to download the Declaration of De Minimis Aid Received

 

Capital Grant Scheme

This scheme provides grant support to businesses in the supply chain of the SSI UK steel works in Redcar anywhere in the UK, plus most manufacturing and service sector businesses (offering more than a local service) based in the Tees Valley.  Grants are available for capital investment projects which are designed to expand or diversify the business, leading to sustainable growth and the creation or safeguarding of jobs.  Grants of up to €200,000 are available to SSI UK supply chain companies and from £10,000 upwards to other Tees Valley businesses.

For capital grants up to £49,999 or SSI supply chain companies: - 

Click here to download the Capital Grant Scheme Support Guidelines

Click here to download the Capital Grant Scheme Application Form

Click here to download the Declaration of De Minimis Aid Received

For capital grants of £50,000 or more: -

Applications for this grant are invited in a series of bi-monthly rounds. Please complete the Expression of Interest form from the link below and return it to us by email.  One of our advisers will contact you and applicants whose Expressions of Interest are approved will be invited to submit a full application. The deadlines are as follows: 

 

Expression of Interest deadlines

Full Application deadlines

August 2017 competition

14 July 2017

4 August 2017

October 2017 competition

15 September 2017

6 October 2017

February 2018 competition

8 December 2017

12 January 2018

March 2018 competition

9 February 2017

2 March 2018

Click here to download the Scheme Guidelines

Click here to download the Expression of Interest Form

 

Small Grant Scheme

This scheme provides grant support to most manufacturing and service sector businesses (offering more than a local service) based in the Tees Valley. The scheme offers small grants so businesses can access external expertise and professional services to help them overcome barriers to their growth, leading to the creation or safeguarding of jobs.  Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.

Click here to download the Small Grant Scheme Guidelines

Click here to register an  Expression of Interest

For further information or to enquire about making a grant application, please contact our helpline as follows:

Tel:       01642 939386

Email:    TVBSS@be-group.co.uk