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Crowdfunding Programme: Pay it forward

We are are redirecting £600,000 from our Local Growth Fund for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to make sure that micro and small businesses can access emergency funding.

This is to help small companies to keep trading, to maintain cash flow and to stay connected with their customers during these uncertain times; it is also there to help them bounce back once the situation is resolved.

Micro and small-businesses make up 98% of the Solent's economy - it is vital we support them at this time. The Pay it Forward initiative enables the self-employed, micro and small businesses to generate sales by pre-selling their goods or services or diversifying their offer.

Crowdfunder will help you to tell your story, Enterprise Nation will support with online sales, marketing and finance training, and we will match any funds raised through the scheme.

For full details on how to start a Pay it Forward campaign please click here.

To watch a video on what Crowdfunding is, and the basics of how it works click here.

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