Grants4Growth

Inspiring business growth.

We are working with South Holland District Council to encourage businesses to access grant funding for growth.

What we did:
  • Copy and storytelling
  • Creative design and advertising
  • Digital marketing
  • PR and promotion
  • Project management
The front and backside of a flyer promoting funding for businesses featuring illustrations of machinery.

The mission.

Inspiring business growth through grant funding

We are working with South Holland District Council, to encourage small to medium sized businesses based in Greater Lincolnshire to access the Grants4Growth capital grant funding programme, set up to help businesses grow.

Our marketing and communications support team are focused on promoting how an extra injection of cash to facilitate the purchase of capital assets, can help small businesses to increase their profitability, efficiency and increase the workforce.

The campaign.

Creating a brand that stands out from a crowd

We started this programme by creating a fun brand for the grant funding programme so that it could be easily recognised and stand out from the other grant funding opportunities. We then used a blended marketing approach to shout about the opportunity to Lincolnshire businesses using channels such as social media, press and media engagement and relationship building. We were very targeted in our messaging, and we have embraced storytelling, video and animation to engage businesses.

Impact.

Our marketing campaign has helped to generate over 330 expressions of interest for grant funding in the first 3 years. The success of the programme has led to it being extended for a further 3 years, until 2022. The programme has also been cited as one of the most recognised grant programmes for Lincolnshire, thanks to the strong branding and messaging.

We have also generated 12 good news stories for local businesses and connected businesses with grant funding to help them grow, expand and employ more people into their workforce.

“I have worked with Social Change for almost three years now, they look after the marketing and social media for a grants project run by South Holland District Council. We have always found them to be professional, ethical, punctual, in fact everything that“

A person sat at a table views the Grants4Growth Facebook feed on a tablet.
215 grants approved
£1.493 million paid in grant value
195 grants claimed

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