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Funding: Start Up Grant

29-06-2020

The First Minister, Mark Drakeford has announced a start-up grant to support new businesses dealing with the impact of coronavirus. The new start-up grant will support businesses that fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme, with £2,500 each.

To be eligible for the start-up grant, businesses must:

  • have not received funding from the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund or the non-domestic rates grant
  • have been set up between the 1 April 2019 and 1 March 2020 and have not qualified for the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme
  • have less than £50,000 turnover
  • have experienced a drop in turnover of more than 50 percent between April and June 2020.


Applicants will need to submit a two-page application form and self-declaration supported by evidence. The grant will be administered by local authorities and businesses can check their eligibility by visiting the Business Wales website.

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