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Your Network of Opportunity

The Blaenau Gwent Business Development Grant is funded by UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund and managed by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.  The Business Development Grant aims to support the growth and development of new and existing businesses in Blaenau Gwent.


Blaenau Gwent based businesses or businesses relocating to the area
Small and Medium Sized Businesses e.g. those employing less than 249 people
Sole traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies, Co-operatives, Limited Liability Partnerships  
The grant is aimed primarily at manufacturing businesses and businesses servicing the manufacturing sector, other sectors that have the capacity to add value to the local economy will be considered.
Businesses with projects that meet at least one of the below key project deliverables.


Applications will be assessed and scored against the following key outputs of the scheme (at least one priority must be met).  

Jobs created (including apprenticeships)
Jobs safeguarded
Economic Impact i.e. local supply chain opportunities
Green Energy & Decarbonisation 
Growth, Increase in turnover, future proofing 
Use of Innovation & Technology to improve productivity or Service 


50% of eligible and reasonable costs up to a maximum of £50,000.
Applications for both revenue and capital costs will be accepted.
Minimum grant £2,500 (project spend at least £5,000)

For full details on eligibility and the application process please click on the link opposite.

To register your interest, click on the Expression of Interest link opposite.

Blaenau Gwent; home of the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone