Business Start-Up Grant Application

Before starting to complete the application form please ensure you have the following available:

  • A copy of the latest bank statement for the account used to operate the business, clearly showing the account number, name and sort code.  If the business is already trading this statement should evidence business income and expenditure
  • A cash-flow forecast for the next 12 months for your business.  You can  download a cash-flow forecast template to use and a Business Gateway adviser can offer guidance on how to complete it
  • A copy of either your company’s Certificate of Incorporation, VAT Registration or letter from HMRC confirming your UTR number (Unique Tax Reference)
  • Your Council Tax reference number (for your home address)
  • Your Non-Domestic rates number (if you have business premises)
  • A list of all the items and cost that you are seeking grant support for
  • A copy of photographic ID confirming your name (either your passport or driving licence)
  • Details of any public sector support your business has received in the last 3 years 

When you have all the necessary information ready, download the application form here.

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