9.2.2021 | Logistics

TALE grant scheme helps over 250 SMEs become more efficient

33 TALE and TALE LITE non-repayable grants still available.

The Transport and Logistical Efficiencies (TALE) team are pleased to announce they have passed their initial target, helping more than 250 small and medium-sized businesses in Suffolk Norfolk, Essex, Kent and East Sussex, to better use their logistics data – becoming more efficient, introducing or enhancing their services, improving profit margins and reducing costs.

Each SME initially benefitted from a free 3-hour 1:1 diagnostic support package offered by the TALE business support facilitators. Many also took further support in the form of workshops, grants of referrals to Growth Hubs.

There are still 33 TALE and TALE LITE non-repayable grants available. TALE grants are worth up to £10,000 for a data analytics project of up to £25,000 and can be used for software and low-value kit for data collection and processing. TALE LITE grants are worth up to £2,000 for a project of up to £5,000, and can be used for software, and initial consultancy advice related to data.

TALE Programme Director, Lisa Brazier said,

“2020 was a challenging year from SMEs, there has never been a better time to get involved with TALE. We are pleased to meet our target and look forward to helping more businesses over the coming months.”

TALE is an ERDF-funded programme.

Contact TALE to find out if your business is eligible.