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Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme

The Growth Support Kickstart Grants Scheme is closed.
We received over 1800 application for the funding and have fully allocated the £ 747,364.00 that the Heart of the South West was awarded.
We have provided feedback to Central Government about the level of demand for these grants. If any further funds were to become available they would be announced on We encourage all businesses to sign up for the newsletter and or to contact the team to find out the latest business support available.
The aim of the fund was to help businesses to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The grant scheme was open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Heart of the South West LEP area of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 were awarded to eligible businesses who met the criteria on a first come first served basis.

Activities supported by the grant included:
• Specialist professional advice such as HR, financial including accountancy, IT and digital
• The purchase of minor equipment to support businesses to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity.

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