In celebration of its recent expansion across the region, the Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has announced the launch of a brand new support programme to businesses in the area.
BIPC Jumpstart will be a unique initiative offering grants, resources and support designed to help start-up businesses get set and grow.
£30k grants will be awarded at the beginning of 2022 as part of the BIPC Jumpstart programme.
Which will be open to start-up businesses that registered in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough on or after January 14, 2021, or those that will be registered and trading in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough within two months of receiving the BIPC Jumpstart grant in February 2022.
To be eligible, business owners need to fully engage in at least three BIPC business support tools, before submitting a business plan and BIPC Jumpstart application form.
Applicants will be asked to highlight how a grant allocation (of up to maximum of £5,000) would make a difference to their local business.
Applications are open until Friday, January 14, 2022.
The grants on offer are set to be popular but are just one part of the BIPC Jumpstart programme.
Participants will also have access to further prizes and support packages to help them on their new business journey throughout 2022.
Once all grant applications have been received, judges will invite a shortlist of applicants to present at a series of pitching events at Cambridge Central Library in February 2022. Before the recipients are announced.
Councillor Steve Allen, deputy leader of Peterborough City Council and cabinet member for communities, said: “New businesses are key to the success of our local economy, so I would encourage those businesses which registered this year, or will be registering in the coming months, to get in touch with the Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and find out about the support available.”
More information about the new BIPC Jumpstart programme and downloadable entry forms are available to view by clicking here.