Register for AIM for GOLD

Please use this form to register for the free AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme.

Eligibility

You must have been trading for at least 12 months to join the Programme; most sectors are eligible though retail, construction, banking and insurance, estate agents and social care are excluded; for the finance element there must be evidence of trading statements covering at least 2 years.


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Eligibility – State Aid Declaration

Please read the State Aid Declaration Guidance form before completing this Section. This guidance will identify what is classed as state aid and should therefore be declared.

Declaration

I declare that the amount of De Minimis aid received by the company/organisation over the last three years is:

Financial Year April 2015 to March 2016

Financial Year April 2016 to March 2017

Financial Year April 2017 to Present


Eligibility – SME Declaration

What is an SME business?

The AIM for GOLD project can only support SMEs; to check your eligibility you should be able to answer 'No' to the questions below:

a) Does your business have an annual turnover of more than 50m Euros (around £42m)?

b) Does your business have an annual balance sheet total of more than 43m Euros (around £36m)?

c) Does your business have more than 250 employees (including owners/ directors)?

d) Is your business owned by another company or combination of companies?

If the answer to d) is Yes, does the other company or combination of companies own more than 25% of your business?

Undertakings in Difficulty

The AIM for GOLD programme cannot support undertakings that are in difficulty as defined under the State Aid rules should not be supported, in accordance with Article 3.3(d) of the ERDF Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013. The definition under State Aid rules that should be used when assessing whether an undertaking constitutes and undertaking in difficulty is set out in the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), No 651/2014 . The relevant definitions are in the attached Undertakings in Difficulty form.



Privacy Notice for the purpose of Data Collection

The European Union Common Provisions Regulations (CPR), and Article 6 of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regulations require the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as the Managing authority for ERDF in England, to monitor and evaluate ERDF funded activities. In order to conduct monitoring and evaluation (including the summative assessment) and to ensure compliance, the collection of personal data is required. At a local level, the Wolverhampton City Council as the Lead Partner will be responsible for commissioning an independent external evaluator of the project to undertake a summative assessment as per the funding agreement and shall share all or some of the personal data with the local evaluator. The full details are in the attached ‘Privacy Notice for the Purpose of Data Collection for ERDF’.


Equality Monitoring

Please provide basic information about the business owner's profile:

Gender

Age Group


Disability

Ethnicity


Further information...

Email: business.development@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Telephone: 01902 550000
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