Get Started Services for Start up Businesses – Staffordshire

Get Started Services for Start up Businesses – Staffordshire

One element of this bid is a bolt-on to the current Staffordshire Start-up scheme which offers both mentoring and interest-free loans to new start-up businesses.

Get Started Services for Start up Businesses

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Financial and insurance services – 66000000
  • Financial consultancy services – 66171000
  • Marketing services – 79342000

Location of contract

ST16 2DH

Value of contract

£50,000

Procurement reference

0618e45c-94f9-4cc7-a843-48f4a15ef80c

Published date

19 May 2021

Closing date

18 June 2021

Closing time

12am

Contract start date

13 August 2021

Contract end date

15 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

Staffordshire County Council is bidding for up to £0.5M funding from the Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund (CRF), which will provide £220M of funding in 2021/22 to help priority places across the UK to prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. To level up and create opportunity across the UK for people and places, the government has identified 100 priority places based on an index of economic resilience.

One element of this bid is a bolt-on to the current Staffordshire Start-up scheme which offers both mentoring and interest-free loans to new start-up businesses.

There are around 190 start-up businesses registered on the Staffordshire start-up scheme, although not all have taken their first steps into self-employment for numerous reasons; some are awaiting the end of the furlough scheme to establish the position with their employers, others are simply nervous about taking their first steps into self-employment, especially given the financial impact that they have already suffered from the pandemic. The proposed activity within the bid, and that which is referenced within this tender specification, is intended to mitigate the latter.

Existing applicants to the Staffordshire start-up scheme who are yet to launch their business will be offered the choice of one of two free services:
• Get Started in Marketing
• Get Started in Finance

More information

 

Links

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Laura Kendall

Address

Staffordshire Place 1, Tipping Street
, ,
Stafford
ST16 2DH
UNITED KINGDOM

Telephone

01785 854656

Email

laura.kendall@staffordshire.gov.uk