Elmbridge start-up fund

The Elmbridge start-up fund was set up to help start-ups with one off costs such as marketing, purchasing of equipment or anything that would help a business to start operating in Elmbridge.

In 2020 the fund approved 20 applications to support new businesses successfully launch in the borough.

The fund is only available to businesses that are looking to set up within Elmbridge, or have set up in Elmbridge within the last 6 months.

Applying for the grant:

In addition to a completed application form, you will need:

  • three quotes per element you are applying for;
  • a business plan or proposal (including a 24-month financial forecast) - the Prince's Trust has a useful template.
  • Please include a sustainability plan section in your business plan. The Carbon Trust has practical tips for making your business environmentally friendly.

Once completed, please send in your application form by post, or email business@elmbridge.gov.uk.

The scheme cannot provide funding towards items which have been purchased prior to the offer of a grant.

Further information

Your application will be subject to internal checks regarding business rate payment, food hygiene rating and licensing as applicable. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

If you require any more information, please email business@elmbridge.gov.uk

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