Before you start
Please read the following statements and tick the checkboxes to confirm that:
The Business is based in County Durham (i.e. you pay your Business Rates to Durham County Council) * The Business is Trading (i.e. for early stage businesses we require proof that a Sales Invoice has been issued) * Which Masterclasses are you interested in? Please select the sessions you would like to attend. Please note: sessions marked with * are fully booked - if you choose one of these, you'll be added to a waiting list and notified if a place becomes available. How did you hear about these sessions? * NBSL Website NBSL Press NBSL Leaflet Search Engine or Other website Advert or Pamphlet Provider Social Media Event Former Client NBSL Staff or Self employed business adviser Other About the business applying for the workshop Business name * Address line 1 * Address line 2 Town/City * Region * County Durham Postcode * Website Who we should contact Contact name * Job Title * Email * Landline number Mobile number Fax number The type of business Please select all that are applicable * Company registration number (if applicable) VAT number (if applicable) Business sector * SIC code (if known) Short description of primary business activity * Business size Is your business part of a group - does it own more than a quarter of or is it more than a quarter owned by, another business? * Number of full time equivalent employees (36+hours) at time of application - no unpaid, volunteer, apprentices or agency staff to be included. * Number of full time equivalent employees at risk of redundancy * Date the business made its first sale * Income/turnover per year * Has your organisation undertaken any Research & Development activity in the last financial year? * Have you undertaken any product or process innovations in the last three financial years? * Business Projections
The following section covers the past, current and future performance of your business, and it is vital that these figures are both accurate (for past performance) and realistic (for current and future performance).
The figures for 'Last financial year' must be actual figures from your last completed financial year (ideally figures from the accounts prepared by your accountant). 'This year' relates to the current financial year and 'Next year' relates to the financial year after this.
Please tell us in which month your financial year ends * January February March April May June July August September October November December Please tell us which calendar year your last financial year ended in * 2020 2021 Last financial year (final figures) * To date, this financial year * In total, by the end of this financial year * Projected for next financial year * Net profit before tax (£) In the last complete financial year * Projected for this financial year * Projected for next financial year * Working for the business at the end of the last financial year * Working for the business currently * Projected by the end of this financial year * Projected by the end of the next financial year * Previous funding support
I understand that the North East Business Support Fund project is part financed by the 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme, European Regional Development Fund Programme and therefore the amount of State Aid subsidised support my business may receive is capped.
Has the business (or group if not autonomous) received any State Aid funding in the last three years? * Marketing and Research Contact Permission
NBSL (Northumberland Business Service Ltd) is committed to protecting your personal information. We collect and process your personal information following the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
By submitting this form, you are giving NBSL your consent to process your personal information only for the purposes of administering your grant application. This could include any of the following:
Contacting you to obtain further information about your application for funding.
Contacting you to obtain information about the progress of your project.
Contacting you to obtain updated information about the performance of the business.
Contacting you to complete research into the effectiveness of the programme on behalf of the funder.
Supplying information to the relevant funder for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes.
We will only store your personal information for as long as we are contractually required to do so by the funders. To use your personal information for any other reason, we require your consent. We would like to send you occasional emails letting you know about:
Funding and support that we have to offer.
Funding and support available from other enterprise agencies or similar organisations.
Free or fully funded local events.
Other support available to help you to grow and develop your business.
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I confirm that the information that I have provided in this application form is correct and complete. I understand and accept that if I knowingly withhold information, or provide false or misleading information, this may result in my application being rejected; or if I receive funding as a result that my case will be referred to the appropriate authorities for full investigation.
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