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Business Grants

The council has a grant scheme in place for businesses. If you meet the criteria for a grant you can apply using our online form.

Grants for Rural Businesses

Grant support for rural businesses in East Herts is provided through the EU funded, Eastern Plateau Rural Development Programme, covering the rural parts of East Herts, North Herts, Uttlesford and Epping Forest. You can check the criteria and if your business is eligible here on the Eastern Plateau website.

Grants available from the Council

To qualify for a business grant you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A business not registered in the district is planning to relocate/ open up a new property in the district
  • A business is already registered in the district but looking to enlarge premises through an extension or relocation
  • A business is already registered in the district but is forced to relocate as the landlord no longer wishes to use the premises for commercial use and has not renewed the lease
  • A business is already registered in the district, with one or more properties and plans to open up another
  • Must have a rateable value of between £12,000 - £40,000

The grant takes the form of a discounted rate against a companies' business rate liability and up to £10k is available per grant. To apply for a business grant please complete our online form below.

  1. Discretionary Business Growth Incentive Scheme Application Form
  2. Declaration
  3. Data Protection Clause
    1. For the purposes of current data protection laws the information you supply the Council as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published corporate data protection privacy policy which can be found on the East Herts District Council Data Protection page (this link opens in a new window).

      From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible. Please confirm you have read the above privacy notice
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