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New - St Matthews Business Grants 

Up to £500

St Matthews Big Local is committed to supporting local business, we have a vision that local business can flourish.


We know this past year has been a particularly difficult year. Our Big Local plan has made provision to support up to 10 local businesses with a grant of up to £500. 

To receive the grant you must be able to help us deliver our vision locally, and meet our grant criteria. 

We are expecting a lot of interest in this scheme, the scheme will remain open until all funds are used. 

The decision of the St Matthews Big Local grants panel is final.

If you can answer yes to the following questions you may be eligible to apply.


Elligability Criteria -

  1. St Matthews Big Local (The Charity) is offering small grants of £500 to local St Matthews based businesses who share in our charity's vision. 

  2. This small grants scheme is ONLY for businesses located in St Matthew's, BIG Local Leicester boundary.

  3. Businesses must be actively trading from April 2020 and still trading at the time of applying for this grant.

  4. Businesses must be registered and have a business bank account.

  5. If a sole trader, you must have a Unique Tax Reference Number supplied by HM Revenue and Customs.

  6. The item(s) purchased must be a one-off purchase. 

  7. St Matthews Big Local will not fund the Hire Purchase agreement or purchases made as a regular payment scheme or annual contract. 

  8. We may make a grant paid directly to your business or elect to pay the supplier directly.

  9. We will not pay for utility bills or regular payments associated with running the business such as business rates. 

  10. We will not fund items that were purchased before a grant award was made.

  11. If we decide to award you a grant, we may ask for two quotes for each item you wish us to fund.

  12. We may ask you for a copy of your company's annual accounts. 

  13. St Matthews Big Local decision is final.