Terms and Conditions

What’s in these terms?  

These terms tell you the requirements for use of our website to apply for an Advertising Support Fund (www.fsb.org.uk) provided by Associated Newspapers Limited (“Associated Newspapers”).

Who are the FSB and Associated Newspapers

The National Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses (“FSB”) is a membership organisation with service partners who deliver a number of products and services, including legal advice and business banking.  The organisation is built from the ground up to help its members spend more time on focusing on running their businesses.  We also work with policy makers and politicians at every level across the UK and help to raise awareness of the issues affecting our members businesses and campaign for changes in the law.  Full details of membership can be found at www.fsb.org.uk.


www.fsb.org.uk is a site operated by the FSB. FSB is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 01263540 and we have our registered office at Sir Frank Whittle Way, Blackpool FY4 2FE. Our VAT number is 997342763. 


Associated Newspapers is the consumer media company of DMGT plc. Since the Daily Mail was first published in the closing stages of the 19th century, their brands have been pioneers of popular journalism, attracting the media industry’s best talent and reaching new audiences with new technologies. Throughout that time, Associated Newspapers’ brands have benefited from the stewardship of one family, holding fast to the editorial values that have made ours the most successful news media brands of the past century.  Associated Newspapers have sought assistance from FSB to support it in its Advertising Support Fund that is now available to small businesses to support them through the Covid 19 pandemic.

Associated Newspapers are a company registered in England under company number 00084121 with a registered office at Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Their VAT number is GB 243571174.

Advertising support fund

Through the advertising support fund, 1000 small businesses will be given a tailored advertising package worth £3,000 each by Associated Newspapers.  FSB is working with Associated Newspapers to process applications via the FSB website FSB website.

In order to receive the advertising support fund, you will be required to make an application and there will be a basic eligibility criteria (“the criteria”) that you will have to meet in order for your application to be passed to Associated Newspapers for review. Full details of the eligibility criteria can be found here

Associated Newspapers will review the criteria and make a final decision on the success of every application.  The decision of Associated Newspapers is final, and the FSB will not have any involvement in the final decision.  However, the FSB will undertake an initial review of the application to ensure that it is a genuine application before passing the applications to Associated Newspapers for them to undertake their final decision. 

Full details of the eligibility criteria can be found at this link.  If you are successful, you will be contacted by Associated Newspapers. 

The adverts will run across Associated Newspapers titles including the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, and MailOnline.  Associated Newspapers are offering this free advertising campaign to encourage people across the country to support their local small businesses – those that are still operating and those who are hoping to open safely once the regulations allow them to.

To note

FSB were not involved in the creation of the selection criteria or the application of the criteria to decide the success of any application.  This is entirely at Associated Newspapers’ discretion.  In order to reach as many small businesses as possible, FSB has been asked to assist in the application process by processing applications.  If Associated Newspapers have any queries with your application, they will contact you directly.  If your application is successful, Associated Newspapers will contact you.  If your application is refused, no further communications will be entered into with you. 

We refer you to our website Terms & Conditions of Use and reiterate that we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage where in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable arising under or in connection with the use of or inability to use our site or the use of all reliance on any contact displayed on our site particularly in respect of the advertising support package application process.

Further, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales business or revenue, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation or any direct or consequential loss or damage as a result of your use of our website, in particular the advertising support package application process. 

If you are interested in FSB Membership and are not already a member, please do contact us on 0808 2020888 or [email protected].

Our terms


FSB takes the protection of data seriously and we comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the DPA), the Electronic Communications Data Protection Directive (2002/58/EC), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2426/2003) (as amended), the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and all applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of the personal data and privacy, including where applicable the binding guidance and codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner or any other national data protection authority, and the equivalent of any of the foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction, and any replacement or equivalent of any of the foregoing in the UK insofar as the same relates to the provisions and obligations of this Agreement. 

We will only pass the details made in your application to Associated Newspapers.  We will not pass this on to any other party.  However, before you complete your application, you should read Associated Newspapers’ privacy policy.

If you want more details of membership with FSB, please do tick the consent box provided when you complete your application.

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