Business Start Up Support

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North Lincolnshire Council is committed to support new business ventures within the region helping to create new employment opportunities locally. In partnership with central government, we are proud to offer support from a dedicated team of Business Advisors to access skills & knowledge to develop a new business ideas and to then access potential financial support offered through our Business Start Up Grant.

Business Start-Up Grant

This grant scheme is currently open for new applications.

The Business Start-Up Grant is a one-off payment to assist individuals to meet business costs associated with becoming self-employed or starting a small business.

This grant is for any individual who meet the scheme’s criteria, certain types of businesses are not eligible for the scheme including public sector organisations, domestic households, businesses linked to other organisations and the voluntary sector.

Grants are up to a maximum of £500. The funds are limited, so therefore only those applications that can demonstrate best value will be considered.

Grants can be utilised for both revenue and capital expenditure, excluding vehicles and standard IT equipment like laptops, computers, and tablets. Additionally, it can cover specific start-up costs, such as those associated with accreditations or permits required. However, it's important to note that training costs are ineligible for funding.

To start the process for the Business Start-Up Grant, please book an appointment with a business advisor using the below booking system.


If you have any questions about these grant schemes, please email