Starting a business can be tough, requiring careful planning, research, and preparation.  With several support sources available locally and nationally, the journey towards business start-up can become a rewarding one.  Whether you are looking to become your own boss, turn a hobby into a career or simply to try something new, help is available

As a local authority we have several grant schemes available alongside a Business toolkit.  These grant schemes can help you on your way to starting your business or moving into premises on the high street.  As well as what we can offer there is support from many of our partner organisations.

Information and the online application form for the Start Up Scheme is below.   We also have a 'High Street Start Out' scheme which could assist you with moving into your first premises.  For further information on this scheme please contact the team on

We are also working on a Digital High Street grant which will cover both training and a grant towards implementing a digital development for your business i.e. Website development, online booking systems etc.  If you have an interest in learning more about what the training and grant will be please contact us on

For assistance with any of the information of these pages please contact us by email

Last updated: 11/11/2020 15:47:01