Kick Start

Kick Start Business Support Programme



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access our dedicated programme of support for start-ups and SMEs. Open to all business owners,

especially those in the first years of trading, our Kick Start programme is here to help you transform,

future-proof or grow your business. Join one or more of our webinars, or face-to-face sessions, for practical, jargon-free training and advice. To view our full list of events click here

 

 

Small business grants

 

Part of the Kick Start programme is the opportunity to apply for a grant. Successful applicants will receive a £2,000 grant for business expenses, a year’s free membership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), and ongoing support from the BIPC Northamptonshire team. ​Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a panel event, where they pitch their business to a group of local business experts.

 

The eligibility criteria and terms and conditions include:

 

  • The business must have been registered, in Northamptonshire, on or after 1 May 2021, or be registered within two months of receiving the grant

  • The business must submit a complete business plan, using the BIPC Northamptonshire business plan template, and application form

  • The business must have attended at least two of the BIPC Northamptonshire Kick Start sessions, one of which is business planning, between Tuesday 3 May and Friday 15 July 2022

  • Grant applications must be received by midday on Friday 29 July 2022

 

Applications have now closed.

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bipc@westnorthants.gov.uk

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Tel: 01604 361447