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Sedgemoor Small Business Grant Fund


Are you an SME in Sedgemoor who could benefit from a business grant? Round 1 of Sedgemoor District Council's new small business grant fund is now open, grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Businesses can use the grant towards any of the following:

  • Retain and employ new staff
  • Invest in new facilities, equipment and processes
  • Carry out innovative R&D
  • Diversify into new markets
  • Undertake marketing initiatives
  • Export

To be eligible for a SME grant you must meet the below criteria:

  • Headquarters located in Sedgemoor
  • Must be an independent business
  • Employ less than 200 people
  • Business has been operating for more than one year
  • Provide 3 quotes for purchases, unless purchasing a specialist product or service
  • Must provide a full years accounts

The programme will seek to prioritise funding for those small/medium businesses with the potential for growth, but in need of additional help to move forward. The grant cannot be used to supplement a loss of income.  

Only one application per business will be accepted.

Grants of up to £5,000 will be available in three funding rounds for businesses in Sedgemoor who have been operating for more than one year. This will be a competitive process, businesses will need to complete an application form, which will be administered by the Economic Development team, and the grants award sub-committee will take a decision.

The dates of the funding rounds will be as follows:

  • Round 1: 1 September - 20 October             £35,000 available
  • Round 2: 1 January - 9 February                  £35,000 available
  • Round 3: 1 May - 23 June                           £30,000 available

To apply for a grant firstly please read the grant fund criteria to ensure you are eligible then complete the application form below, return by email to economic.development@sedgemoor.gov.uk or post to:

Attn: Carla Modley,

Economic Development,

Sedgemoor District Council,

Bridgwater House,

King Square,

Bridgwater,

TA6 3AR

If you have questions please contact Economic Development on economic.development@sedgemoor.gov.uk or 01278 435537.

Grant application [35.15KB]