Supporting Success

Funding Success

Subsidy Scheme

Many businesses would benefit from professional consultancy services to take forward their growth plans, but there are barriers.

The cost can be prohibitive, and even where a business could afford the investment they can be reluctant to take the step if they’re not confident of the value it will deliver. Knowing that you’d be buying off someone who knows a lot more about what they’re selling than you do can also, understandably, put SMEs off.

Not only does the scheme help and encourage SMEs to pay for consultancy support, directly benefiting their businesses, it also helps to build the market and capacity in the county for the future.

That’s where our Subsidy Scheme comes in. It’s aimed at encouraging eligible SMEs to take advantage of the great commercial consultancy services available to them.

And, if they’d like us to, we can also help them specify a brief, select with confidence and manage the project.

Accessing Vital Support

Businesses can use the scheme to access marketing advice, web development, accountancy and finance, social media consultancy, quality assurance, public relations, vital accreditations such as ISO and SALSA, and more.

Not only does the scheme help and encourage SMEs to pay for consultancy support, directly benefiting their businesses, it also helps to build the market and capacity in the county for the future.

The Growth Hub scheme for established ERDF eligible businesses provides 40% subsidies of up to £2,000 while a BSUS scheme for business start-ups, offers up to £1,000.

  • Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
  • European Regional Development Fund