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£3m Advertising Fund for Small Firms Hit by COVID-19

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The Small Business Advertising Support Fund is a £3 million initiative which aims to provide free print and online advertising for small businesses struggling in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Fund, administered by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), gives access to tailored print advertising in the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, Metro and i-newspaper. Web-based ads will also run across MailOnline and, offering further support to the advertising campaign. This opportunity will enable business to showcase their products and services to millions of consumers who engage with these titles every day.

Businesses will be given a tailored advertising package worth £3,000 each by Associated Newspapers, to use across the news group's print and online titles. Successful applicants will be matched up to a dedicated local account manager from Mail Metro Media for full support.

UK companies with 150 employees or fewer and an annual turnover (revenue) that does not exceed £6 million may apply. The applicant must be in a position to redeem the £3,000 advertising fund before 30 September 2020.

Applications are invited from Wednesday 13 May 2020. The funder is expecting this scheme to be very popular, so interested parties are advised to apply promptly.