The additional restrictions grant (ARG) fund is a one-off discretionary fund from the government that is aimed at a range of business sectors and must be distributed by 31 March 2022. Ealing Council has already distributed several grants to businesses.
Business pioneers grant
This is a £1million scheme designed to support innovation in products and services. The grant will be available to Ealing’s entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses and can be used for testing, prototyping innovations, supporting adaptations and diversifications of products or services. With this grant, we encourage collaborations between businesses of all sizes, private investors, and academic institutions to co-develop, co-test and co-fund ideas and to launch new products and processes to stimulate the local economy. The scheme is being co-designed with partner organisations and will launch in summer 2021.
Business support allocation
The council in consultation with the local business community, support agencies and specialist providers will be delivering a series of support packages, responding to business needs and priorities as they adapt to an evolving economy. Some of this support is already outlined in the High Streets Taskforce Action Plan for High Streets.
Starting soon, businesses in Ealing will receive advice and training in areas such as finance, winning contracts, marketing and food hygiene to strengthen and grow their business. Expert support will be delivered using a range of methods, such as webinars, one-to-one coaching and business to business engagement reflecting Ealing’s diverse business and sector needs. Further information and how to book will be provided in this section. You can also sign up to the council's business email updates.