As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OxLEP Business have launched a new programme designed to support Oxfordshire businesses to survive short-term and thrive longer-term.
The COVID-19 Business Resilience Fund sees OxLEP Business repurpose funding and - through a competitive process - eligible businesses can received unmatched grants from between £1,000 to £10,000.
There is £250,000 available for revenue grants and £500,000 available for capital grants.
The grant application process is competitive and applicants will need to outline how the grant would assist with activities, aligned with three programme key aims:
- Build business resilience
- Strengthen growth
- Protect jobs
The application window closes at 5pm on Friday 5 June.
This new fund sits alongside OxLEP Business' COVID-19 business support programme, which provides critical one-to-one; one-to-many and peer-to-peer support.
Support includes guidance on:
- Business resilience
- Cash flow
- Cost reductions
- Business diversification