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Business Support Grants

Our grant schemes support start up business and companies already trading or investing in the county borough. 

Each grant scheme has specific eligibility criteria. Applicants should refer to the particular grant scheme guidance before applying.

Business Development Grant

The Business Development Grant will support Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bridgend County Borough to diversify, decarbonise and grow which will contribute to creating a vibrant and strong local economy.

Areas covered: 
Whole county borough

Grant Rate: 
Provides 50% of eligible capital projects costs. The minimum grant is £5,000 and the maximum grant available is £25,000 (excluding VAT). So, the maximum project cost is £50,000 (excluding VAT).

Business Feasibility Grant

A feasibility study is a preliminary exploration of a proposed project or undertaking to determine its merits and viability. A feasibility study aims to provide an independent assessment that examines all aspects of a proposed project, including technical, economic, financial, legal, and environmental considerations.

The Business Feasibility Grant is to support businesses to explore feasibility of longer-term options to diversify, decarbonise and grow including:

  • Before purchasing a piece of machinery, the study could determine the market for increased production or new product is financially viable.
  • Explore using space in retail, hospitality to introduce new service / product e.g. new hotel spa
  • Cost benefit analysis to introduce green procurement

Areas covered:

Whole county borough

Grant Rate:

Provide 100% of eligible revenue project costs. The minimum grant available is £5,000 and the maximum grant available is £25,000 (excluding VAT). Therefore, the maximum cost of the project is £25,000 (excluding VAT).

Tourism Events Support Fund

The Tourism Event Support Fund is currently closed to new Expressions of Interest. Please email to be notified when it reopens.

Outputs and outcomes

There are specific outputs and outcomes which need to be delivered by UKSPF projects and these outputs and outcomes will be monitored and reported.

The Business Development Grant and Business Feasibility Grant are funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Business Start-up Fund

  • The Business Start-Up Fund is now closed.

Business Start-Up Fund Guidance Notes for Applicants

Strategic Regeneration Grants

Our current grants support commercial property improvements that will regenerate and improve town centres (Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg) and the district centres and local service centres in the valleys of the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore.

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