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Apply for a business grant


We aim to support our local economy as much as possible and know that it's not always easy to get the business funding you need.

In response to this we offer Start-up and Enterprise grants to businesses in the Broadland district.

Tourism Sector Business Grants

In a major investment to support one of Norfolk's key industries, funding of £2.225m has been pooled together to provide a Tourism Sector Support Package.

The project, working in partnership with all seven district councils, Norfolk County Council and Visit East of England, aims to help the tourism sector recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Local Discretionary Grant Fund

The Government have provided some additional funding for the Council to administer under a Local Discretionary Grant Fund. This fund will mean we will be able to help some of the businesses or other organisations that did not qualify for the Small Business Grant or the Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant funding schemes we have been administering.

Business Support Grant: Covid-19

We are administering two grants on behalf of the Government:

  • the Small Business Grant Fund, and
  • the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund


Start-up grants

We can offer you a grant of £750 if you're returning to work after a period of unemployment and are starting a full time business.

Your new business must be your full-time occupation and you must apply before you start trading. The grant is payable once the business has begun trading.

How to apply:

  • contact us using the details below to discuss your new business plans
  • if your business fulfils our requirements we'll send an application form
  • we'll need to see your business plan and cashflow forecast
Enterprise grants

If you operate a small business trading in the Broadland district with fewer than 10 staff, you might be eligible for a grant of up to £750. We look to support businesses that are expanding or developing their opportunities.

How to apply:

  • please contact us using the details below
  • we'll need business accounts and quotes for work or equipment needed to expand your business

Please note both grants are available subject to Council funding.