The UK’s leading home services franchise has launched a grant programme to fund 150 small businesses and support London’s post-covid economy.
As Covid-19 has changed the business landscape in several industries, the demand for property maintenance has boomed. The UK’s largest service franchise has vowed to support those affected during the pandemic by offering a grant covering most of the expenses for starting a home services business in London and other areas.
After a tremendous expansion with more than 20 new areas launched across the whole country in the past year, the franchise specialising in cleaning, gardening, handyman, pest control, removals and other property services has launched the initiative with the slogan “For those who CAN’T, we give a GRANT!”
“Our grant programme is designed to help those who lost their job, self-employed tradespeople, as well as small businesses within the service industry that were negatively impacted by the pandemic. The grant covers most of the expenses for starting a working franchise business with Fantastic Services,” said Anton Skarlatov, co-founder and CEO.
“Since the start of the pandemic, we have looked for ways to give back to the community, offering free services to NHS and frontline workers. With the new grant programme, we are able to provide a viable alternative to employment through franchising and help anyone restart their career or business in a high-demand sector,” added Rune Sovndahl, co-founder and Board Chair.
What you need to qualify for the maximum grant of £5,000
The programme is suitable for tradespeople or technicians with experience in the services sector, or people who are looking to change industries and can bring customer service skills to the table. There are some basic requirements that you need to meet in order to get the full grant*.
- Documents – Eligibility to work in the UK and a DBS check.
- Soft skills – Fluency in English. Customer service experience and commitment to being punctual.
- Hard skills – Knowledge of how to use a computer and smartphone so you can keep track of your schedule.
- Driving licence – At least one member of the team should have a driving licence.
*Keep in mind that the amount may vary, depending on the services you choose to provide and your profile.
What it means to be a working franchisee with Fantastic Services
The working franchise allows you to work on-site along with your team or manage several local teams in London and other areas. It’s perfect for local service providers or self-employed tradespeople who offer one or a selection of services. Based on your experience, you’ll be provided with further training and expected to ensure you and your team deliver high-quality services in line with the brand’s standards. Fantastic Services will provide you with a constant customer flow and a 24/7 call centre. You’ll also receive support with equipment, vehicles, managing and recruiting team members, marketing, technological solutions (apps & CRM system) and more.
How to apply for the grant
Send an enquiry below and add “I would like to apply for a grant” in the message section. Once you do that, a Fantastic Services representative will get back to you with the next steps.