How to get a business grant from the council

Since Brexit, the number of business grants offered by local authorities - many of them funded by the European Union - have dried up. We list council business grants still available for your small business

A business grant from the council means non-repayable funding from your local authority. Usually these are aimed at start-ups or, increasingly, ways to insulate your business and make green improvements.

Until this year, many local authority or council grants were funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund but nearly every ERDF scheme was wound up by early 2023.

There are grants issued through local authorities and councils that are available. Below is a list of business grant schemes offered by possibly the council in your area.

Where to find a council business grant

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Business grants in WalesIf you are looking to start your own business in Wales or already run one, you could be eligible for a range of Welsh business grants

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

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