Grants now available to help businesses start-up and move into new premises

Businesses that are looking to take a first-step into retail or move into commercial premises in Herefordshire for the first time can now get grant funding support.

Start-up businesses wishing to try retail with either a pop-up type arrangement or taking on a retail premises can now apply for a grant of £500 - £2,500 towards rent, marketing and small equipment purchases. 

Existing businesses wishing to take on retail or commercial premises for the first time can now apply for a grant of £2,500 - £10,000 towards rent, alterations/making good premises and purchasing equipment.

The ‘revive and thrive’ business support grants are being funded from the Government’s Covid-19 outbreak management funds grant as part of Herefordshire Council’s Covid-19 recovery plan, supporting economic recovery and improving wellbeing in Herefordshire.

Councillor Ellie Chowns, Cabinet member environment and economy explains: 

“It has been a difficult time for all new and small businesses, so it is more important now than ever before that support is available to help them develop and grow.

“There will be small businesses that have outgrown home working, and people producing goods who would like to try selling on the high street. This financial boost aims to help new and growing businesses to take those bold steps to make a move into commercial premises for the first time.”

Businesses wanting to find out more about the grants available can find out more here, or request an Expression of Interest from

Published: 21st September 2021