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Logistics grant scheme tops £200,000 mark

[ July 3, 2019   //   ]

TALE, the grant scheme for small and medium enterprises now has over 100 members and has awarded £200,000 in Grants

The TALE (Transport and Logistical Efficiencies) now has over 100 members and has awarded £200,000 in Grants, says the Haven Gateway Partnership, which runs the scheme.

It invests in projects that use data in a logistics function, for example new software, data capture devices or operating systems  to increase productivity drive growth and help launch new products and services in the commercial freight sector.

TALE is run by Haven Gateway on a not for profit basis, distributing a total pot of £1.9 million, of which £200,000 has already been awarded. Individual grants can be up to £60,000 per company.  This non-repayable investment represents 40% of a project total budget, with the company themselves match funding the other 60% of costs.

TALE business support facilitators Patrick Maynard (pictured, left), Sian Dowell (middle) and Fred Thomas (right) will travel to any location in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent and East Sussex and face to face support is provided to any small or medium enterprise in the these areas covered by project sponsors the New Anglia and South East Local Enterprise Partnerships.  Companies in the wider UK can also apply, with the grant budget guaranteed from pre-approved EU ERDF funds and continuing regardless of Brexit.