Business grants and funding

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Whether you are a new business starting out or an existing business looking to grow, there may be a suitable source of funding available to help. Grants to help with business development are available from a variety of sources, such as the Government, European Union, local authorities and some charitable organisations. These grants may be linked to business activity or a specific industry sector and some may also be linked to geographical areas.

Business support grant scheme

A recent business survey identified grant funding as a key area of support which would help businesses at the current time. Therefore we have developed a programme of three business support grants, aimed at:

  • Supporting businesses that operate from home.
  • Encouraging new business start-ups.
  • Helping existing businesses to develop and grow.

The main aims of the grant scheme are to:

  • Facilitate an environment for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to set up and grow.
  • Generate employment opportunities.
  • Encourage occupation of premises.
  • Support local retail and business centres.
  • Support the local economy.
  • Promote increased entrepreneurship and investment.

What do I need to do next?

For more information or a copy of the grant forms please use the contacts below.

If you have any questions or require further information - please contact our Economic Development team on 01684 272249 or email