Apply for Enterprise Grants

Apply for Enterprise Grants

Following the success of the first round of the £1.8m St Ives Enterprise Grants Scheme, applications for the second round will officially open on Monday, 9 October.

Small to medium-sized businesses and organisations within the St Ives Town Deal area will then have up to four weeks to submit applications for capital grants of up to £50,000 to support projects which will help to revitalise and regenerate the local economy. 

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday, 6 November.

The scheme is open to all small to medium businesses within the St Ives Town Deal area, and the Board is keen to encourage applications from all areas including Carbis Bay and the Penbeagle Industrial Estate, as well as from the town centre.

Grants can be used for capital projects, such as building works and new equipment.

Round 1 for the small (Tier 1) and medium (Tier 2) grants saw applications received from a range of local businesses and organisations seeking grants of between £2,500 and £50,000. To date under Round 1, 8 grants to businesses have been approved with grants offered totalling £170,000. More grant awards from Round 1 are expected in the coming weeks.

Approved projects include:

  • Equipment to expand and diversify business offering
  • Retail shop expansion
  • Improvements to the façade of high street buildings


You can read the press release here

For further information on the St Ives Enterprise Grants Scheme and details of how to apply for a grant please email