Start-up grants

This scheme aims to encourage and support the start-up and development of new businesses within the district that are less than six months old.

This scheme will help local businesses to grow and prosper, adding to the local economy. Investing and supporting our new businesses helps aid the economic growth of the South Norfolk and Broadland districts.


The business must be based in the South Norfolk or Broadland District Council area and operate for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

  1. To be considered as a start up the business needs to have started trading and be less than six months old.
  2. The applicant cannot have applied for any other start-up grant from the council in the previous five years.

Evidence and documentation for your application

You will need to provide various pieces of information to complete your application. The webform will timeout after two hours of entering so we strongly recommend that you make sure you have copies of your documentation available to upload. Examples of some of the information and evidence required include:

As part of your application process you will be asked for your companies house registration, your VAT number or your HMRC UTR number applications cannot be submitted without one of these.

Please also ensure you have registered with the relevant council departments in relation to food hygiene, licensing and business rates where appropriate.

Apply for a Broadland start-up grant

Apply for a South Norfolk start-up grant