Business Wales update

Feb 28, 2022

Information on all their Start up Support is available on Starting up and Business Planning | Business Wales (

Barriers to Start Up grant

The purpose of the grant is to enable economically inactive and unemployed individuals to start up a business in Wales and will particularly target individuals that are facing barriers to business start-up and the employment market. This grant will he grant will come as a part of the wider package of support that will include one-to-one advice and webinars to build confidence in business practices and develop plans for starting a business.

  • A grant of up to £2,000 is available to help individuals overcome barriers to starting a business. Applications are open to individuals who are economically inactive and unemployed.
  • In allocating funding, priority will be given to those individuals that are facing barriers to business start-up and are furthest away from the employment market.

To apply you should be:

  • Economically inactive or unemployed
  • Looking to start up a self-employed business in Wales
  • We are encouraging applications from individuals who identify as:
  • Disabled work limiting health condition
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity
  • Women
  • Young people not in education or training (NEETS) aged 18-24 or a College and University leaver since 2019 who are contracted for less than 20 hours per week

Please contact Business Wales on 03000603000 for further information.

Barriers To Start Up Grant | Business Wales (

Sustainability engagement events

Business Wales are supporting businesses reduce their carbon footprint.   Our Green Ambition series takes place between 21st – 25th March 2022 includes one to one business advice and resources for every business in Wales with specialist webinar sessions covering:

  • Plastic packaging & manufacturing
  • Product design & innovation
  • Measuring impact & sustainability skills
  • Market developments & decarbonisation

Find out more about the Sustainability Engagement events.