Lichfield District Council have a number of grants and schemes for small business owners and start ups.
Lichfield District Start Up Grant Scheme: Offering a one-off grant of £3,000 for residents who have been made redundant or currently economically inactive and seeking to start up a business within the financial year 21/22. – https://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/business-advice/lichfield-district-start-grant-scheme/1
Staffordshire Means Back to Business Support Scheme
Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire local authorities have partnered up and pooled resources to offer new sources of support to help new businesses to get off the ground, support young people into employment and the costs of upskilling and training new employees.
The separate initiatives and how businesses can apply
Small Business to Thrive Financial Support: Grants of between £2,000 to £5,000 will be available to cover additional expenditure for essential businesses staying open during the pandemic and those with a plan to recover and get back to growth. – To Thrive Business Grant Scheme – Staffordshire County Council
Start Up Scheme and Loan: Loans of between £3k to £5k being offered to people who have first completed the acclaimed Staffordshire Start-up online course to support resilient business start-ups. – Support for start-up businesses – Staffordshire County Council
Apprenticeship 500: Provide £5,000 incentive to SMEs in Staffordshire to employ a local 16-24 year old unemployed young person in an apprenticeship. – https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Business/Coronavirus-COVID-19-support-for-businesses/Staffordshire-Apprenticeship-500-Grant-Scheme/Staffordshire-Apprenticeship-500-Business-Grant-Scheme.aspx
Free Training Top Up: Grants of up to £5,000 to top-up training or up-skilling costs for employees. – Free Training Top Up for Employers – Staffordshire County Council
Ignite Top Up Scheme: Additional support to students to take their first steps in their own business. – Students Ignite their entrepreneurship with county start-up programme – Staffordshire County Council Newsroom
Free 12 month FSB membership: Businesses with one to four employees can benefit from 12 months’ free business support to guide them through the pandemic recovery. Essential advice and guidance on areas such legal and tax issues, employment legislation, health and safety advice, cyber protection and insurance is available through a free 12-month membership package with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).- https://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/news/article/430/micro-businesses-can-benefit-from-free-expert-advice-thanks-to-unique-partnership-with-leading-national-support-body