Support for Businesses

Find grants, investment and other support for your business in Shrewsbury and the wider area.
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Key resources

Marches Growth Hub

The Marches Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business grants, loans, support and advice available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.

Visit the Growth Hub for information and resources for all businesses looking for help with commercial finance or funding.

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Invest in Shropshire

The Invest in Shropshire website aims to provide a range of information for businesses looking to relocate, businesses already based in the county looking to expand and grow, and investors looking for investment opportunities.

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Shrewsbury BID

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit partnership working with over 500 businesses in Shrewsbury town centre. We work with partners to enhance the trading environment and experience as well as attracting new visitors to discover all we have to offer. We generate tangible value and cost savings for businesses and support those working and trading within the town centre.

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Shrewsbury Town Council

Shrewsbury Town Council supports businesses with the use of public spaces and more.

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Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council is the unitary authority for the Shropshire area and has a range of business support initiatives to encourage inward investment through its Economic Taskforce. The county council also manages licensing and planning, business rates and trading standards for Shropshire businesses.

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Shropshire Chamber of Commerce

Shropshire Chamber provides business and industry support in the county. It is a member-led organisation firmly committed to positively impacting the local economy, and supports more than 750 county-based businesses, strengthening their position in the region, ensuring their voices are heard, and providing useful connections and access to new ideas and innovations.

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Shrewsbury Business Chamber

Shrewsbury Business Chamber organises regular events allowing businesses to network, voice their opinions and gain useful business expertise. The Chamber provides Shrewsbury's businesses with a collective voice and ensures business issues reach the right officials.

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Selected grant schemes

Ukspf small capital grant scheme

The Small Capital Grant Scheme for Business

Capital grants from £2,000 to £10,000 are available from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for small and medium-sized businesses (1–49 employees). These grants are designed to enable the purchase of new equipment or investment in premises improvements that will create new jobs, or develop new products, processes or services.

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West Midlands SME Grant Programme

Existing small-to-medium-sized businesses based in the Shropshire Council area can apply for grants from £5,000 to £100,000. Businesses must employ less than 250 people, and have been trading for at least six months or more. The majority of applications are expected to be for an average grant of between £10,000 and £20,000.

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Energy grants

Marches Energy Grant

In affiliation with the pilot Business Energy Advice Service (BEAS), the Marches Energy Grant (MEG) offers free advice, energy assessments and grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures to SMEs from all sectors in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The funding is also available to support community buildings. As well as the grant funding, the project will also run related networking and webinar events for SMEs and other organisations.

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