Small businesses in Gloucestershire have a chance to win a £20,000 grant to help them recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Insurance broker Aston Lark, which has an office in Cheltenham, launched its new ‘Road to Recovery: Back on Track’ competition this August 2021, giving SMEs the chance to win a £20,000 grant.
Businesses with between two and 50 employees, registered before Saturday 1 February 2020 and with an annual turnover of £250,000 to £2.5 million, are eligible to apply.
Director of commercial at Aston Lark, Rob Keene, said: ‘Being able to give a £20,000 cash grant to a business is really important to us. After a tough year for all, especially SMEs, we wanted to give something back and help support a business on its road to recovery.
‘We know that just because restrictions have lifted, businesses will not bounce back to trading as normal imminently, so if we can help, we will.’
The grant is the latest in Aston Lark’s mission to help businesses recover from the effects of Covid-19. It has already supported over 10,000 businesses nationwide with its ‘Road to Recovery’ online toolkit, which includes guides, resources and templates to help companies navigate through the changes the pandemic has brought to their business.
The competition is open until Friday 1 October 2021, with shortlisted finalists due to be announced in late October 2021.
Finalists will then be interviewed by a panel of judges before the winner is announced on Wednesday 1 December 2021.