Elmbridge start-up fund

About the start-up fund

The Elmbridge start-up fund is a one off grant up to £1,000 towards start-up costs, which could include marketing costs, purchasing of equipment or anything that would help a business to start operating in Elmbridge.

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 12-month financial forecast) - the Prince's Trust has a useful template.

  • Please include a sustainability plan section in your business plan. The Prince's Trust has information about sustainability for small businesses and Business Wales 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.

Not sure what to expect from the start-up fund? Find out how we helped these businesses get up and running.

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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