Trafford Town Centres Business Growth Programme

Thinking of setting up your own business in Trafford or need access to some extra cash for expansion, training or marketing? Trafford Council’s new, innovative and interest free Town Centres Business Growth Programme is here to help!

Sounds too good to be true? Well think again. Trafford Council will loan potential or existing eligible businesses in Altrincham, Sale, Stretford or Urmston town centres the cash to fulfil their potential.

A scheme to encourage businesses to occupy vacant units, has been operating across Trafford since 2013 and has already helped 28 businesses get up and running with loans of up to £20,000. Not only this; 118 jobs have been created and it is estimated that over £1m of private investment has been levered into town centres as a direct result of these openings.

Now, following the success of this scheme, the Council is increasing the loan offer for businesses occupying vacant units and including the new loan opportunities to help fund marketing or training costs.

The loan fund offers the following: 

  • up to £20,000 to businesses who will bring vacant ground floor premises back into use;
  • up to £5,000 to help promote and market a business and ensure that it remains competitive;
  • up to £1,000 to help a business to upskill or improve customer care.

Learn more about the Town Centres Loan Scheme.

Learn more about the Town Centres Marketing Loan.

Learn more about the Town Centres Training Loan.

Please contact the Town Centres team on 0161 912 4176 prior to submitting any applications for further information regarding availability of funds.

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