Funding is for new*, small** registered*** organisations and businesses with a postcode or a project site in a South Staffordshire rural area (under the government criteria not all postcodes are eligible, please see the How to Check a Postcode section or please email UKSPF@sstaffs.gov.uk if unsure)
* new or newly formed organisations and businesses can apply but must be registered*** before any funding may be agreed.
** small means a business/organisation/group with less than 50 employees, turnover of no more than £10.2m and a balance sheet showing less than £5.1m.
*** registered means an organisation (e.g. not for profit) or business (e.g. LTD co.) that is registered with the charities commission and/or companies house or in the case of a sole trader or partnership, will be registered with HMRC and have unique tax reference/s (UTR). These registration numbers will be requested when an initial expression of interest (EoI) is completed. Evidence of registration may also be requested before any funding can be agreed. Public organisations may also apply (e.g. parish councils, higher and further education).