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Cardiff Council Start Up Grant

Please make sure you read the Start Up guidance notes (292kb PDF)​​​Link opens in a new window ​​ and provide all the relevant supporting proof and documentation.





This is a grant to provide financial assistance for newly created businesses that are facing operational and financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The purpose of the grant is to support newly created businesses with immediate cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak. The grant seeks to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales.

The eligibility criteria for the grant is as follows:

  • ​Started trading between 1st April 2019 and 1st March 2020
  • Forecast annual turnover less than £50,000
  • Not in receipt of Self Employment Income Support, Non Domestic Rate Grant, Economic Resilience Fund
  • Businesses must be operating in Wales
  • Businesses must have one or more of the following:
    - HMRC Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) Number
    - VAT Registration Number or a VAT exemption certificate
    - Written correspondence confirming registration with HMRC
  • ​Have experienced a drop in turnover greater than >50% as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak between April and June 2020
  • Supported businesses must aim to maintain employment for 12 months
  • Successful applicants must register for support with the Business Wales service once the grant is awarded.

For further information on this grant please read the Start Up Grant Guidance Notes (292kb PDF)​​​​Link opens in a new window .

If you have read the guidance, are eligible for the grant and wish to apply please complete the Start Up grant application form (65kb DOC)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window ​​, complete all the requested fields and email to startup@cardiff.gov.uk​

Please make sure you read the Start Up guidance notes (292kb PDF)​​​Link opens in a new window ​​ and provide all the relevant supporting proof and documentation.





The Start Up Grant is open to applications from the 29th June 2020 until the fund is fully committed. 2000 grants are available pan Wales and applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

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