Business support

The Council has been working hard to administer the various grant schemes for businesses in North Somerset and I have assisted a few local businesses with their claims. 

NSC processed (as at 27th July 2020) 3,354 grants and paid out £40.6m

Those schemes come in the form of a small business grant fund and a retail, hospitality and leisure grant fund. Grants are between £10,000 and £25,000 depending on circumstances.

Use this form to apply for a Small Business Grant.

There is a round-up of the grant schemes and other measures in place to support businesses and employers here


Additionally, small businesses in North Somerset, which have yet to receive financial support during the COVID-19 crisis, can apply for additional funding following an announcement from central Government. A grant of £2.1 million has been awarded to North Somerset Council as part of a new Government Discretionary Grants Fund.

NSC paid out £576,000 in discretionary grants to 216 businesses

To provide support to as many businesses as possible the discretionary grants, which the council will award, will be capped to a maximum of £5,000.

Applications for a Discretionary Grant are closed.

For more detail please refer to the Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund  document for information on the grant as it relates to North Somerset only.