Fund title: Hinkley Point HGV Impact Business Grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To mitigate some of the impact construction at the Hinkley Point C site is having on businesses in the Bridgwater area.

Application deadline:

None specified, but after September 2019 the need will end

Fund description:

Businesses in and around Bridgwater can apply for grants of up to £5,000 if they have been adversely affected by the increased HGV traffic as a consequence of the Hinkley Point C construction.

The grant aid programme, coordinated by Sedgemoor District Council, is offering a total of £134,750 to mitigate the rise in HGV movement until September 2019. Businesses must demonstrate that they have been affected by the increase in HGVs on either the A38 or A39 between the M5 and the Hinkley Point site.

The grant funding can be used by successful businesses to retain existing staff, employ new people, develop facilities and equipment, carry out research, diversify, increasing marketing and export goods and services.

For more details and information on eligibility, contact Sedgemoor District Council.

Further information:

https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/article/1346/Business-Support