Finance for start-ups

Newport City Council and UK Steel Enterprise Start-up Business Grants

In addition to the City of Newport Business Grants (which are currently paused), Newport City Council administers a start up grant scheme for new starts and businesses up to 1 year old -  funded by UK Steel Enterprise. 

Start-up Loan Wales

Start Up Loans are available for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in Wales. Business in Focus is an Official Delivery Partner of the Start-Up Loans scheme and can assist you in applying.

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through the Enterprise Programme. The programme is free and provides training, one to one mentoring support and funding. 

New Enterprise Allowance - Job Centre Plus

The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) allows unemployed people to retain some benefits for up to 6 months after starting a business.

A loan and mentoring scheme are also available.