A new grant scheme has been launched by Aberdeenshire Council to support the region’s most innovative and capable businesses and social enterprises.
The Business Resilience and Sustainability Scheme (BRASS) offers discretionary grant funding with an aim of enabling viable businesses to invest in diversification proposals for new products or markets.
The grant funding, of which successful applicants will be expected to match fund a minimum of 50%, is designed to support businesses with climate change and net zero expectations, build digital resilience and secure accreditations to improve their market competitiveness.
The scheme offers Aberdeenshire businesses a potential new avenue of financial support following the closure of a number of the national Coronavirus Business Support Grants.
The criteria is relatively flexible and encourages businesses to think creatively about building their resilience and in turn supporting the local economy.
Projects implemented prior to applications being made will not be eligible. Businesses are encouraged to contact their local Aberdeenshire Council Business Development Executive to discuss potential applications.
To find out more about the Business Resilience & Sustainability Scheme (BRASS) and how to apply, visit: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-covid-19/business-resilience-and-sustainability-scheme/