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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Sedgemoor Small Business Grant Fund


Are you an SME in Sedgemoor who could benefit from a business grant? Round 2 of Sedgemoor District Council's new small business grant fund will open in January, grants of up to £5,000 will be 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            
  • Round 2: 1 January - 9 February                 
  • Round 3: 1 May - 23 June                           

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]