Richmondshire District Council

Current schemes

Richmondshire District Council's Small Business Grant Scheme opened on 1 November 2019. 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 5 employees.

Download the guidance notes, application form, FAQ's document, and sample business plan and cashflow templates from the Supporting documents section below. If you have any queries please contact the Business and Community Team on 01748 829100 or email

Need help with finding funding?

Richmondshire District Council has teamed up with GRANTfinder – the UK’s leading provider of funding information to the business, voluntary and public sector – to provide free access to a new online funding portal.

The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To get started visit the Idox's GRANTfinder website.

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