Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme
The Growth Support Kickstart Scheme stopped taking applications on 3 September 2020 at 18:00 hours.
The Grant scheme has received over 300 applications all of which need to be reviewed.
We will re-open for new applications if there are funds available after all received applications have been reviewed. This will be announced no later than 15 September 2020.
The Growth Support Kickstart Grants have been designed to support organisations to recover from the impacts of COVID 19. The scheme is 100% funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The grant scheme is open to enterprises who meet specific eligibility criteria to receive European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
We hope that all information we have made available has allowed you to check all information in advance of submitting this application, but just in case please check that organisation is eligible to apply.
There are some sectors who cannot apply if your enterprise operates in the following sector(s) you cannot apply for Funding:
- Fisheries and aquaculture
- Processing and marketing of agricultural products
- Schools/school age educational establishments
- Insurance companies
- Primary production, Coal or steel, Synthetic Fibres
For all other sectors your business must be in one of the following geographical areas:
If you are not sure please visit https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council/ This tool will allow for you to confirm that you are eligible to receive funding using the location of your local council.
- Your enterprise must be classified as a small medium enterprise (SME). You must employ fewer than 250 employees.
- Your annual turnover must be less than €50 Million or your balance sheet total must be less than €43 Million.
- Your enterprise must be less than 25% owned by another company or combination of companies.
- Your enterprise must not have received more than €200,000 in State Aid in the last three years.
- If your enterprise operates in the Tourism Sector your enterprise must be classified in one of the below Standard Industry Classification (SIC) codes.
|49.1||Passenger rail transport, interurban||Railway passenger transport services|
|49.32||Taxi operation||Road passenger transport services|
|49.39||Other passenger land transport N.E.C.||Road passenger transport services|
|50.1||Sea and costal passenger water transport||Water passenger transport services|
|50.3||Inland passenger water transport||Water passenger transport services|
|51.1||Passenger air transport||Air passenger transport services|
|55.1||Accommodation||Accommodation services for visitors|
|55.2||Accommodation||Accommodation services for visitors|
|55.3||Accommodation||Accommodation services for visitors|
|55.9||Accommodation||Accommodation services for visitors|
|56.1||Food and beverage service activities||Food and beverage serving activities|
|56.21||Food and beverage service activities||Food and beverage serving activities|
|56.29||Food and beverage service activities||Food and beverage serving activities|
|56.3||Food and beverage service activities||Food and beverage serving activities|
|68.2||Renting and operating of own or leased real estate||Exhibitions & Conferences etc|
|77.11||Renting and leasing of cars and light motor vehicles||Transport equipment rental services|
|77.21||Renting and leasing of recreational and sports goods||Sport and recreation activities|
|77.34||Renting and leasing of water transport equipment||Transport equipment rental services|
|77.35||Renting and leasing of air transport equipment||Transport equipment rental services|
|79.11||Travel agency and tour operator activities||Travel agencies & other reservation services|
|79.12||Travel agency and tour operator activities||Travel agencies & other reservation services|
|79.9||Other reservation service and related activities||Travel agencies & other reservation services|
|82.3||Organisation of conventions and trade shows||Exhibitions & Conferences etc|
|90.01||Performing arts||Cultural activities|
|90.02||Support activities to performing arts||Cultural activities|
|90.03||Artistic creation||Cultural activities|
|90.04||Operation of arts facilities||Cultural activities|
|91.02||Museum activities||Cultural activities|
|91.03||Operation of historical sites and buildings and similar visitor attractions||Cultural activities|
|91.04||Botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserve activities||Cultural activities|
|92||Gambling and betting activities||Sport and recreation activities|
|93.11||Operation of sports facilities||Sport and recreation activities|
|93.19||Other sports activities||Sport and recreation activities|
|93.21||Activities of amusement parks and theme parks||Sport and recreation activities|
|93.29||Other amusement and recreation activities||Sport and recreation activities|
- If your enterprise is registered with HMRC only and you operate as a Self Employed / Sole Trader, you can still apply if your business activity identifies with the above.