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Who Can Apply: London-based small food businesses including restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs that are not part of a franchise with more than 5 locations and with annual revenues below £1 million

When to Apply: From 1st June to 7th July 2023

Grant Amount: £11,500 for a maximum 6 businesses

Additional Information: To download FAQs click here. To download the Terms and Conditions click here.

Where to Apply: Here

From the 1st June, independent restaurant owners across London can apply for a share of almost £70,000 to help grow their business through an American Express-supported grant programme, run by the International Downtown Association (IDA) Foundation in partnership with ATCM.

Now in its second year, the global Backing International Small Restaurants programme runs in five major cities – London, Mexico City, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. The programme aims to highlight the important role independent restaurants play in their communities and provide them with valuable support to succeed.

In London, the IDA is working with the ATCM to promote the initiative and select grant recipients from across the capital’s diverse and vibrant dining scene. Six eligible restaurants of community significance will receive £11,500 each to help them make critical improvements that boost their business, such as enhancing digital capabilities, revitalising their dining spaces and kitchens, or making other physical improvements.

London restaurant owners can learn more about the programme, eligibility and apply for a grant at downtown.org/event/bisr. The link will be active from the 1st June 2023.

The deadline for applications is 7 July 2023.

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