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Central Bedfordshire Start-Up Grant

Business start-up grants of £300-£3000 are now available for Central Bedfordshire Businesses. These are 25% match-funded grants to help you start your business, whether that's for intellectual property services you need, consultancy on setting up your brand and business name as well as marketing and digital support.   

If you are starting your own business in Central Bedfordshire, you have access to start-up grants of up to £3,000. 

These are 25% match-funded which mean you just have to contribute 25% and the grant will cover the rest.

These grants can be used for a wide range of support including:

  • Branding and marketing consultancy
  • Intellectual property services such as registering your trademark or patent
  • Help with your business website
  • Help with your digital marketing 
  • and more much.


What is The Central Bedfordshire Start-Up Grant?

Grant available for businesses less than 3-years old in Central Bedfordshire

The Central Bedfordshire Grant Fund is a business start-up grant offering between £300 and £3,000 to start-up businesses based within Central Bedfordshire, which is funded by the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) and REPF (Rural England Prosperity Fund).

The aim of this grant is to help new businesses grow by assisting with start-up costs.
In order to access this grant, you must be able to demonstrate a need for the grant and how it will be used.


Who is this grant for?

For clients accessing the Central Bedfordshire Start-Up Programme and have received 12-hours support

  • All clients must be signed up to be part of the Central Bedfordshire funded Start-Up Programme and must have completed to 12 hours advice/training
  • The applicant must provide evidence that the business has been registered: 
    • if you are a limited company, you must be registered with Companies House
    • if your business is a partnership, you must have a copy of your Partnership Agreement
    • if you are a sole trader, you must be registered as self-employed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • Applicants must be aged 18 years and over
  • Clients must submit a basic outline business plan including financial projections
  • Any business activity that is illegal or deemed unsuitable for public support by Central Bedfordshire Council will not be eligible for consideration


How to apply

Step Two

Book a FREE 121 with an Assessor.

Step Three

Download the Criteria.

Defra's Magic Map

To find out whether you are eligible for this grant, check out Defra's Magic Map to locate the Central Bedfordshire region that this support covers.

Contact us if you need any further support with this.

If you require any further information on this grant, please contact us 

on 01438 310020 or email [email protected].


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