Business boost grants

The Elmbridge Business Boost grants help Elmbridge businesses, our local high streets and support the local economy. 

The business boost grants can help your business with:

  • Up to £2,000 available in grant support to help businesses improve their shop fronts or signage
  • Up to £2,000 available in grant support to help bring a shop that has been empty for at least three months back into commercial use
  • Up to £1,000 to help town or village wide projects to drive new footfall, investment, streetscene improvements or sustainability

All applications require at least 50% match funding and three quotes for each element

Applying for funding

Key information to include with your application (please see the guidance notes):

  • three comparable quotes for each element of your application - help on finding approved traders is available here
  • written consent from your landlord (if applicable)
  • a mock-up of the proposed works (if applicable)
  • confirmation that you have checked the Planning Portal regarding whether your project requires planning or advertising consent (if applicable)
  • any other relevant supporting document
  • we cannot accept applications from a business that has previously been awarded an Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund or Business Boost grant 
  • we are required to carry out Business Rates and Licensing checks as part of your application
  • your application may be delayed without the key information above
  • if your business is VAT registered and the expenditure will be used in the supply of VAT-eligible goods or services then the grant will be made excluding VAT
  • applications are for one-off grants only
  • the grant cannot cover the cost of any professional fees or a business looking to re-brand
  • works which have already commenced prior to an application are ineligible for a grant
  • all applications are assessed on an individual basis so the percentage award will vary
  • all applications require at least 50% match funding

If you require any more information, please contact us at business@elmbridge.gov.uk.

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