Given the current economic climate, there are very few grants available to businesses and those that are available are subject to a number of factors which could affect your eligibility for a grant. These factors include for example, the location and size of your business, your industry sector and the purpose of the grant.

Grant bodies prefer to see specific targets and results - often compatible with their own objectives. As well as making an assessment of the benefits of your project, the awarding body will expect a high level of commitment from you and your business and for the project to be commercially viable. Whether you are eligible for a grant will depend on the terms and conditions of the specific grant for which you apply. Grant schemes often run out of funding before the project ends so apply asap.

To view local grants click here

There is a national business finance and support finder available on the government's national information website. Click here to go to the search tool.

There are lots of other sources of support available locally, such as free advice sessions, mentoring and various other schemes. We publish all of the business events that we are aware of on our events calendar.