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Evaluation of City of York Council’s Micro Business Grant scheme

Purpose of Report: When the COVID 19 pandemic began in early 2021, Members agreed to set aside £1 million of Council funding to offer immediate support of up to £1,000 for micro and small businesses in York. To assess the impact that funding has had, and to understand how the Council can continue to work closely so support local businesses, consultants were procured to investigate the impact of the Micro Business Grant in the local business community. This report sets out their findings.

The Executive Member will be asked to note the content of the report.

This item has now been withdrawn and will now be incorporated into a broader report to be presented to the Executive on 24th June around supporting the York Economy.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Withdrawn

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/04/2021

Decision due: 25/05/21 by Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning
Reason: This item has now been withdrawn and will now be incorporated into a broader report to be presented to the Executive on 24th June around supporting the York Economy.

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Simon Brereton, Head of Economic Growth email:  simon.brereton@york.gov.uk;  penny.nicholson@york.gov.uk  simon.brereton@york.gov.uk, Penny Nicholson  penny.nicholson@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Blueberry Marketing Ltd were procured to gather feedback and opinions from recipients of the Micro Business Grant. This took place in the form of telephone interviews, with the permission of the grant recipient.

 

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