View Full Version : Grants for business development - Contemporary Circus

bassline circus
15-10-2004, 03:54 PM
As a young company with relatively little turnover so far we are looking for a grant to take the company to the next level of development.
We have a show - its great and in mid R and D stages
We have a beautiful big top.
We have a provisional tour booked for next summer.

What we need at least 5000 to maintain tent, and vehicles, employ 1 or 2 core members to get us into a sustainable position and cover rehearsal overheads. Storage space in the UK

We have a long term business plan and feesability study. A wealth of knowledge and experience.

Who should we speak to about the next stage of funding application through you?

15-10-2004, 03:59 PM

Shell LiveWIRE does not provide any financial assistance to businesses; we are strictly a signposting service.

The availability of funding differs from region to region and from project to project. It will be best to seek advice and information from your local business support organisation.

Try the most relevant of the following:

Business Link (England)

Business Connect (Wales)

Business Gateway (Scotland)

Invest Northern Ireland

The Economic Development department at your local council (http://www.oultwood.com/) may also be a good source of information about grants and loans. In addition, local enterprise agencies (http://www.nfea.com/index.htm?page=find_lea.htm) and the Prince's Trust (http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/) may also be able to help.

The high street banks all usually have business account packages, so it can also pay to shop around.