Pendle Start Up Grant

How much grant can I get?

Grant assistance of up to 50% of the eligible costs, subject to a minimum of £500 and a maximum of £2,000.

Who can apply?

  • People wanting to start a business within the Pendle boundary
  • New businesses starting up from scratch
  • Businesses which have been trading for less than 6 months

What can I spend the money on?

Projects that will likely qualify for assistance, typically involve investment in products or services that help the business with start-up costs. For example:

  • equipment essential in operating the business activity e.g. technical machinery, catering equipment, construction equipment, ladders etc
  • computer hardware and specialised software applications
  • development of websites with electronic trading capability e.g. online payment and billing
  • marketing and promotional materials
  • training directly linked to the business activity

What can I NOT spend the money on?

  • any items acquired through Hire Purchase or Lease agreements
  • laptops, tablets, computers and mobile phones
  • premises improvements (except where vacant town centre premises are being brought back into use)
  • buying premises
  • staff salaries
  • business rates bills
  • rent to a landlord
  • vehicles
  • stock

If you think you might be eligible, or you want to discuss your project, email business.support@pendle.gov.uk or telephone 01282 661688.