Grants for business

Could your business benefit from one of these grants?

We operate two business grant schemes to help small businesses based in the Borough of Eastleigh.  Applications have now closed for this year but will be open again in September.

Business Start-Up Grants

This grant is intended to make a contribution to someone wishing to set up their own business or for developing the business in their first 12 months of trading. The grant is a one-off payment of up to £250. This should be your only business and be your main employment. The grant should help establish your business for example: buying essential equipment needed to start up, training courses, marketing or anything to help your business take off.

Incentive to Grow Grant

This grant is intended to help a business grow and contribute to our corporate goals of a healthy, green and prosperous Borough. The grant can be used for expenditure including training, marketing, or buying equipment. You could also use the grant to take on a new member of staff (including trainees or apprentices). This is not an exhaustive list but the grant must not be used to fund current activities, so all projects must be new developments.

The grant will fund 100% of the project up to the value of £500. The grant is available to businesses in the Borough with 10 or less employees that have been trading for over 12 months.

To find out more, including terms and conditions and how to apply, please contact