Existing Business

Pandemic Business Reovery

This project is funded through South Durham Community Led Local Development Programme as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The PBRG can provide grant support to businesses trading in the CLLD area (defined loosely as the Spenny and Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP areas). 

Business must:

  • Be an SME 
  • Be under the De Minimus threshold (i.e. not have recived grants over £190,000 in the last three years
  • Be able to cash flow purchases 

The fund can not fund:

  • Second hand items are not eligible
  • Recurring revenue items are not eligible (e.g. stock, staff salaries, phone bills, rent etc)

Grant applications must demonstrate that the business is seeking to reover, grow and take advantage of an opportunity and be able to deliver and spend the grant before the 31st December 2022.

Grants of upto £8,000 are available 

Grants will require applicant to match fund projects. Grants will cover up to 60% of project costs with applicants expected to fund the remaining balance of their project costs. 

All grant interventions will be made NET of VAT regardless of applicants VAT status

Contact the team to check eligibiltiy and make an enquiry on 01388 776688 to arrange a meeting.

Developing your existing business

Whatever your business, if you have plans to grow then we can help you create and achieve those plans. 

We offer hands-on business support, information and advice in Sedgefield, Wear Valley and Teesdale. 

We have a wealth of business expertise in-house and our Business Advisors can work with you to look at every aspect of your business, analyse your changing needs, help identify training needs, assess strategic options, develop projects, explore ideas or simply be a sounding board for ideas and issues. 

Our Specialist Team can work with you in detail on specific needs relating to Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Accounts, IT and the Internet. 

To make an appointment contact the existing business development team on 01388 776688