Winchester City Council Business Start Up Grants

The business startup grant scheme is a one-off payment to a start-up business. It is given in two instalments via a direct bank payment (BACS) to your business account. The grant can be applied for at any time during the financial year, and can be fora maximum of £2000. 

Who can apply?

Applicant businesses must have been trading for less than six months, or be seen to be in the initial start up process of their business at the time of application. They must be based in the Winchester City Council area, and show evidence of need of grant funding. Businesses should either be paying business rates or council tax to Winchester City Council or be able to provide evidence of occupancy within the Winchester District to the satisfaction of the grants panel. 

Winchester City Council will not provide funding for items that have already been purchased. 

If you then have queries about the scheme please contact Alison Woods at