Business Start Up Grant Scheme Objectives This a discretionary scheme to encourage new entrepreneurs to establish a business in the county of Conwy. Individuals or partners who have established a new business in the county of Conwy are entitled to apply for a grant. Eligibility Criteria • The applicant(s) should be establishing a new business for the first time • The applicant(s) should never have been in business before • The business must be a new business activity and cannot be taking over an existing business. • The applicant(s) must not be setting up a business in premises previously used for a similar operation • The business must have been established within 18 months prior to the application. • Successful applicants will not be eligible for a further New Business Starts grant. • Evidence of company incorporation, planning consent and all other necessary consents must be submitted to allow the application to proceed. • A business plan is required to support the application. Assistance is available from various business support organisations to draw up your business plan. • The applicant should provide evidence of participation in the New Business Starts Programme. Process • The completed New Business Starts Grant application form with supporting documentation should be submitted to Conwy County Borough Council. The grants are all overseen by the Business & Development panel. • A decision will be made within 6 weeks of receiving the application form and all necessary information, and if successful a cheque will be issued within 3 weeks.
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