We aim to support local businesses and individuals as much as possible. Below are some of the financial schemes on offer.
Enterprise Coaches in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire - This programme has been established to encourage and support local residents to create their own business. The programme offers support in producing a business plan and 12 month forecast as well as the opportunity to apply for a grant to purchase capital equipment.
Funding for Specialist Assistance - Grants of up to £5,400 for specialist advice to businesses in all aspects of new product design & development.
Jobs and Growth Fund Programme - gap funding for businesses wishing to expand or invest to create sustainable jobs.
Rural Enterprise Programme - Capital grants for small to medium sized businesses to help them refurbish existing under-utilised buildings or construct new commercial premises to create productive workspace
Staffordshire Business Loan Fund - loans for small businesses who have had difficulty accessing finance.
Staffordshire LEADER Programme - Funding for businesses, farms and communities across rural Staffordshire to help improve the local economy.
Start Up Loans Programme - a Government funded scheme providing business start up support in the form of a repayable loan together with a business mentor for entrepreneurs across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Small Grants Scheme - small organisations can bid for between £200 and £1,000 to benefit their group
We don't directly offer financial assistance via education support schemes, but we can provide you with relevant web links and contact details to help you find out what you need to know.
See the 'related links' section on the right or visit the Education Benefits section of the County Council's website. Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire County Council using the details below.
Tel: 0300 111 8000