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Business Northumberland is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and in order for us to provide you free business support we are required to ask for specific information about your business, including basic financial information, as well as details of previous grant funding. In addition the European Development Fund stipulates eligibility criteria around who can access the full business support. So by completing the registration we can determine your businesess eligibility for the programme. All information provided will be kept for internal audits and monitoring only. For further information on eligibility criteria please read the guidance here.
Please enter your business name. If you’re the first person to register from your business, we’ll ask you to enter your business details on the next page.
Have you located into England for the first time?
If your business is registered with Companies House, please provide your Company Registration Number;
An enterprise is autonomous if:
it is totally independent, i.e. it has no participation in other enterprises; and
no enterprise has a participation in it;
it has a holding of less than 25 % of the capital or voting rights (whichever is higher) in one or more other enterprises; and/or
any external parties have a stake of no more than 25 % of the capital or voting rights (whichever is higher) in the enterprise;
it is not linked to another enterprise through a natural person. In case a relationship of this kind occurs through the ownership of one or more individuals (acting jointly), the enterprises involved are considered as linked if they operate on the same or adjacent markets.
As you have answered NO then you are considered to be a linked enterprise and form part of a larger group, please provide the following details;
In order to avoid public funding distorting competition within the European Common Market the European Commission regulates the levels of assistance which the public sector can provide to businesses (“the State Aid rules”).
It is proposed that the assistance provided through the Business Northumberland programme will comply with State Aid rules since it will be provided in line with the De Minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of 3 fiscal years.
If, within the current or past 2 fiscal years, your business, or any other business that it may be linked with, has received support from any public sources in any form, financial or non-financial, then your business may have received De Minimis Aid.
Please complete the Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption, remembering to give consideration to any other business that your business may be linked with. This information will be used to assess your eligibility to receive assistance from the Business Northumberland programme.
The value of the aid under this initiative is £2,013.75 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,299.87. You may need to declare this amount to any other UK public body intending to provide aid, in addition to any audit or other investigation, and who requests information from you on how much De Minimis aid your business has received. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you maintain a record of this De Minimis assistance for future reference.
If you are in any doubt as to whether previous assistance received would constitute De Minimis assistance please raise your concerns as soon as possible.
Please download the Statement of Previous Aid Form, complete it, and upload it back.
Thank you for providing the necessary State Aid details. Access to the range of support offered by the Business Northumberland programme is subject to the completion of an eligibility review by a Business Growth Adviser.
A member of the team will ensure that you have provided all the necessary details to meet the eligibility requirements of our funding.
Therefore, please expect to hear from one of the team who will either request further information if not provided within this registration form, seek clarification, or, who will confirm that your registration to the programme has been accepted.
Once this check has been completed and full eligibility checks have been satisfied, you will be granted access to the range of support offered by the Business Northumberland programme.
By registering onto the Business Northumberland Programme you are providing consent for your details to be processed and shared with Business Northumberland (Advance Northumberland) who may contact you offering business support and to make you aware of the additional services that are available to your business.
We record information about all Business Northumberland customers to enable us to provide you with the business support that you have registered for, to carry out specific functions for which we are responsible and to provide you with a high quality, accurate service.
We keep records for all of our customers, which may be written down (manual records) or kept on a computer (electronic records).