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Help with starting a new business - what grants are available?

garethd38garethd38 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I am a 38 Hyatt old man with ptds and mental health issues quiteare quite serious, of love to opt a small dog grooming shop as I'm a trained dog groomer and I love what i do, I need help and advice on what I can do and what kinda of grants I can get to help Start me off in business,


  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    HI @garethd38 welcome to the community.  There is some information here that might help about The New Enterprise Allowance which is a government scheme which helps people gain access to business advice and help with funding. This scheme offers a weekly allowance worth up to £1,274 and you can also get a low-cost loan to help you with initial start-up costs along with a mentor to help you develop your business. You must be aged 18 or over, have a business idea and get one of the following benefits:
    • Jobseeker’s Allowance (or your partner does)
    • Employment and Support Allowance (or your partner does)
    • Income Support, if you’re a lone parent or you’re sick
    • You may also be eligible if you get Universal Credit.
    Senior online community officer
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    There is lots of information about the Access to Work scheme here too.  Best of luck, let us know how you get on!
    Senior online community officer
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