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Business Funding

Funding for businesses can come from a wide variety of sources. Use the links and resources on this page to find appropriate financial support for your initiative. 

Funding for business development can help you get your idea off the ground, help your organisation grow or enable programmes and policies for community development and sustainability.

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Vale Business Start-Up Bursary

The Vale Business Start-Up Bursary scheme is a regeneration and economic development initiative led by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in partnership with various public, private and voluntary section organisations. 
The purpose of the bursary is to promote conditions which will help entrepreneurs implement their business idea. This can include providing advice and expert support to develop a business idea, providing the necessary equipment or resources to start a business and helping with business location costs. 


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Vale Business Development Grant Fund 

The Vale Business Development Grant Fund proposes to provide financial support to established businesses in the Vale of Glamorgan, across all industry sectors.


All size grants will be offered at 50% grant funding, 50% match funding for projects. These grants will be available for established businesses that have been trading for 12 months or longer. 


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Shared Prosperity Fund

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has allocated around £4.6million to Invest in the Supporting Businesses theme over three years from the Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF).  The SPF is funded until March 2025. 


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Although the Vale of Glamorgan does not endorse or recommend any specific funding source, we have gathered together links to several of the more common funding resources to assist your search.


  • Finance Finder
     Use the Business Wales Finance Finder to find finance options relevant to your business.
  • Start Up Loans  
     Look into loans available for entrepreneurs starting a business in Wales through the Start Up Loans scheme.
  • Development Bank of Wales  
    Helping businesses get the loans and investment they need to start up, strengthen and grow.
  • Rural Funding Schemes 
    Funds to develop community projects, your business or other initiatives in the rural areas of the Vale
  • Arts Funding 
     Explore grants to support arts organisations based and primarily working in Wales. 
  • Robert Owen Banking  
     Access financing and loans for businesses and community initiatives
  • Community Facilities Grant  
    Find capital grants to improve community facilities that prevent or tackle poverty and its effects.
  • Purple Shoots 
     Find out more about small business loans to cover start up costs and mentoring services.
  • Find a grant  
    Find a grant is a service that allows you to search government grants.



Tourism focussed 

  • Wales Tourism Investment Fund (WTIF) 
    This fund brings together both commercial and grant funding into one combined package of financial support to provide capital investment for the sector.   
  • Vale of Glamorgan Events Grant Scheme 
    Grant funding to support events in the Vale of Glamorgan.



For more information on community grants and support please visit: Creative Communities 


The links provided here are not exhaustive, they are provided for reference only and should not be considered an endorsement of any of the providers. Many other sources of funding exist that may represent a good choice for your initiative, for example, loans from banks and crowdfunding. 


Get in Touch

Should you still have questions after visiting the site, please call or email the economic development team for assistance.