Richmondshire District Council

Current schemes

Small Business Grant scheme

Richmondshire District Council's Small Business Grant scheme is open for applications. The scheme has been established to encourage the formation of new enterprises and stimulate growth of established small businesses. The grants are targeted at new business start-ups and businesses less than 36 months old with no more than five employees.

Before you can apply for this scheme you must have had a one to one appointment with your business growth advisor. Please contact to arrange this appointment.

To apply for the scheme please complete our online application form. 

Apply for Small Business Grant


Further guidance is available on our FAQ's page including details of the types of projects that can be funded under the scheme. Please read these carefully before applying.  

Deadline for applications (5pm) Applications considered (approx date) Decision date expected
20 May 2021 w/c 31 May 2021 w/c 7 June 2021
22 July 2021 2  August 2021 w/c 9 August 2021
23 September 2021 4 October 2021 w/c 11 October 2021
25 November 2021 6  December 2021 w/c 13 December 2021

If you have any queries please contact the Business and Community team via 01748 829100 or email

Need help with finding funding?

Our Business and Community team offers a wealth of experience to those businesses looking for funding. For information on the latest funding programmes and how we can support your business email

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