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The ARG Start-Up Grant


The ARG Start-Up Grant is still open for applications; this support is available to businesses established on or after 12 April 2021. We are accepting applications from all sectors however priority will be given to those businesses that operate or will look to operate within the Retail, Hospitality or Leisure sectors.

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit a Business and Financial Plan which will be assessed by qualified business advisors who will work with you to support and drive your business forward. Applicants should be in a position to match-fund any potential award amount. Grants can only be awarded to businesses at point of trading.

Please click here to view the Start-Up Grant policy to ensure you are eligible. To apply for the ARG Start-Up Grant please click here.

The ARG Adapt & Revive Grant

The ARG Adapt & Revive grant is still open for applications, more information can be found on the Business NK website or the policy here

We have made the first payments to applicants under this scheme and are still validating ongoing applications. All businesses will be contacted in due course whether their application was successful or not.

UK's path to net zero set out in landmark strategy

A landmark Net Zero Strategy setting out how the UK will secure 440,000 well-paid jobs and unlock £90 billion in investment in 2030 on its path to ending its contribution to climate change by 2050 was unveiled by the UK government on Tuesday (19 October).

Building on the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan, the UK Net Zero Strategy sets out a comprehensive economy-wide plan for how British businesses and consumers will be supported in making the transition to clean energy and green technology. More information can be found here. 

Sleaford Careers Fair 2022

Carre's Grammar School are hosting a Sleaford careers fair on Friday 25 March at St George's Academy in Sleaford, timings are yet to be confirmed. 

Local businesses that are interested in supporting the careers fair should contact either Ian Schofield or Donna Jarvis.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

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If so, join our Business NK group here or follow us on twitter. We share information, support and advice on each platform.

Webinars for the week ahead

25/10/2021 10:00-12:00 5G and the Creative Industries: Sports, Events & Performing Arts

26/10/2021 - 02/10/2021 09:30-16:00 NBV | Starting in Business | Online

31/10/2021- 12/11/2021 09:00-17:00  COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021