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Business Support Grants

We have a variety of business grants which may be suitable for you, whether you are looking to start a business, are already established or you are thinking of moving to Gedling.

The deadline to apply for the Business Start-Up, Business Growth and Sustainability grants is 31 December 2024. See below for more information.

Business Start-Up Grant

The Business Start-Up Grant (up to £2,500) is available to individuals looking to start a business in Gedling borough. The grant can be used towards start-up costs including the purchase of machinery and equipment, business stationery and marketing costs such as advertising and web design.

Applicants must have a business trading address in Gedling borough; if they do not intend to have a trading address, they must demonstrate that they live in the borough.

Business Growth Grant

The Business Growth Grant (up to £2,500) is available to established businesses (trading for over 6 months) based in Gedling borough wanting to improve sales, employment, or productivity.

How to apply

To apply for one of the above grants, please download and complete the Business registration form and email it to

Please note that handwritten, scanned or photographs of the form cannot be accepted. Please do not convert the document to a pdf as this prevents the administrators from adding information to the relevant sections of the form. Please also note that this is not an application form; the form is intended to register your interest in the grants programme, to enable further conversations regarding your grant eligibility and to start the application process.

Our business support partner, Nottinghamshire Business Advisory Service, will contact you within five working days to discuss your business ideas and help you through the grant application process; if eligible, the grant application form and other guidance documents will be emailed to you at this stage and a business adviser will assist you with the application process. This is highly recommended and greatly increases the likelihood of presenting a viable and complete business case for grant approval.

Before you complete your online application please ensure you have read the guidance.


Sustainability Grant

Gedling Accelerator is a brand-new business support project designed to help businesses at all stages of development across Gedling to start, sustain, grow and innovate. To find out more about what is available to local businesses in Gedling and to register your expression of interest to access support, visit Gedling Accelerator.

The Sustainability Grant (up to £10,000) is available to established businesses based in Gedling borough. The grant can contribute to the installation of energy efficiency measures, recommended as part of a building energy audit funded through the Chamber’s Accelerator project to support the reduction of the business’s carbon footprint. Businesses can access capital grant at 80% of the total project costs.

Our business support partner, East Midlands Chamber, will contact you within 5 working days to discuss your business ideas.

To apply for this grant, please complete this online form.


For information on previous grant schemes, please go to our Historic Grants page.