Are you a budding entrepreneur or a small business owner looking to take your venture to the next level? Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Councils are here to support you with a range of grants tailored to further innovation, fuel growth, and promote sustainability. Whether you’re at the pre-start stage or aiming to expand your operations, there are funding opportunities available to help you succeed.


Pre-Start Grants: Turning Ideas into Reality

For aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, Swansea Council offers pre-start grants to kickstart your business journey. These grants provide essential financial support to turn your vision into a viable business plan. Whether it’s market research, prototype development, or initial setup costs, this funding can help lay the groundwork for your future success.

Supporting New Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Navigating the complexities of starting a new business can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone. The grant is designed to assist new businesses and entrepreneurs by offering guidance through the initial stages of setting up.

Website Development Grants: Enhancing Your Online Presence

A strong online presence is essential for business success. Swansea Council offers grants specifically aimed at website development, helping businesses create or enhance their online platforms. Whether you’re launching an e-commerce store or revamping your company website, this funding can make a significant difference in reaching your target audience and driving growth.

Growth Grants: Fuelling Expansion and Job Creation

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Swansea Council’s growth grants are designed to support businesses looking to expand their operations and create new job opportunities. Whether it’s developing a new product line or expanding into new markets, this funding can provide the boost your business needs to succeed.

Innovation Grants: Driving Creativity and Competitiveness

Innovation is the key to staying ahead. Swansea Council offers grants to support businesses in developing innovative products and processes that enhance growth and competitiveness. Whether it’s research and development, new technology adoption, or process improvement, this funding can help turn your innovative ideas into reality.

Carbon Reduction Grants: Promoting Sustainability and Efficiency

Addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions are crucial priorities for businesses today. Swansea Council offers grants to support measures aimed at reducing energy consumption and associated costs. Whether it’s investing in renewable energy solutions, upgrading to energy-efficient technologies, or implementing sustainability initiatives, this funding can help businesses contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

Neath and Port Talbot

Discover Funding for New Ventures: Our Start-Up Grant

This grant offers assistance exclusively for projects that don’t meet eligibility criteria for other sources like the Welsh Government. Whether your business operates full-time or part-time (with at least 16 hours per week), you may qualify. Funds are discretionary, with applications reviewed on an individual basis.

Prince’s Trust ‘Will it Work’ Grant and Loan Opportunity for Young Unemployed Individuals

For unemployed persons between the ages of 18 and 30, the Prince’s Trust administers a ‘Will it Work’ grant of up to £250 and a low-interest loan of up to £2,500.

Discover Neath Port Talbot’s Free Online Business Directory

The Directory contains details of over 900 local companies providing an ideal tool to source local suppliers and customers which will effectively strengthen the local economy.

How to Access These Grants

If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team can point you in the right direction and help you navigate the application process.

Don’t miss out on these valuable opportunities to grow your business, innovate, and contribute to a sustainable future.

All projects are funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Information is correct at the time of writing this blog but please go to your council website to confirm the details.