Decision details

Approval Business Grants 2023/24

Decision Maker: Director of Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Officer Scheme of Delegation: General Financial Management
Para 2.10 authorise the Head of Service with responsibility business grants
Subject to Financial Services confirming that sufficient funding remains permit expenditure as follows:
Individual grants to a sum up to and including £1,000 from the agreed business grants budget.
Business grants were only awarded to eligible applicants who successfully presented their business plan at an interview with the Head of Economic Prosperity and an Economic Prosperity Officer and provided assurance regarding their ability to meet the condition of the grants programme. The Portfolio Holder for Community Development and Prosperity is also consulted prior to final decision being made.
Abdul-Kader Omarshah, Business Accountant, has been consulted and confirmed that there is sufficient funding.


The Head of Service for Economic Prosperity who has responsibility for grant allocation has authorised the awarding of grants to a total value of £33,479.30 during the year 2023/2024.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To not award grants
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Contact: Simon Bland, Head of Economic Prosperity Email: Email: Tel: 01737 276303.

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 02/07/2024