Local funding scheme provides Spalding-based business with nearly £25,000 grant

Local funding scheme Grants4Growth are celebrating their 200th grant claim by providing Spalding-based recycling business, Harkenn, with £24,999 to spend on equipment and machinery.

The ERDF-funded programme was launched in 2017 and provides grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) purchase capital equipment and machinery.

Managed by South Holland District Council and open to businesses across the county, Grants4Growth is running until 2022 and has helped a number of SMEs to increase productivity, boost their profits, reduce costs and grow their team.

Owner of Harkenn Jason Harman got in touch with the Grants4Growth team and was provided with a grant of £24,999 towards a second automated baler machine, which is used to press together waste materials and has doubled the business’s capacity.

Jason said: “I’d definitely recommend Grants4Growth!”

“Applying is so straightforward and the machine has really streamlined our production process.”

Grants4Growth have also helped out Grantham-based production company, Property Video Solutions, by providing them with new audio and lighting and camera equipment following a £3,347 grant.

Managing Director of Property Video Solutions, Chris England said: “The Grants4Growth team were really helpful – if I had a question the answer was just a phone call away.

“Their support has accelerated our growth by at least a year!”

Councillor Nick Worth, Deputy Leader of South Holland District Council, said: “Over the past three years, we’ve received more than 290 applications from Lincolnshire-based businesses.

“To date, we’ve approved grants of £2.1 million and stimulated capital investments in machinery and equipment of over £9 million.”

“In these difficult and unusual times, Grants4Growth continues to help businesses invest in their future, driving productivity improvements and helping protect and create quality employment opportunities across the county.

“Whether you want to improve your efficiency, cut costs, increase your turnover or expand your workforce, get in touch with the team today and see if you’re eligible for a grant of up to £25,000.”

Visit the Grants4Growth website to find out more.