Supplier Support Grant

If you run a small or medium sized business (SME) in West Somerset and work as part of the supply chain for the Hinkley Point C project, or have registered to be considered for work there, you could be eligible for a grant. Please read the following guidelines to check your eligibility to apply:
 
To be eligible for a grant (up to a maximum of £5,000) you must:
 
  • Be based in the West Somerset District
  • Be an independent business
  • Employ fewer than 200 people
  • Have been operating for more than one year
  • Provide three quotes for purchases, unless purchasing a specialist product or service
  • Provide a full year's accounts
  • Be registered on the Hinkley Supply Chain www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk
 
The grant scheme seeks primarily to assist businesses that would benefit from financial help to meet or better fulfil the requirements of working as part of the Hinkley Supply Chain. Applicants therefore need to demonstrate that they have a realistic chance of gaining a contract or have a contract already. The grant can be used for anything that will assist with augmenting business activity related to the HPC project, for example, the funding might be used for:
 
  • New facilities, equipment or processes
  • Accreditation
  • Training
  • Recruitment
  • Research & Development
  • Legal fees, advice and guidance
 
Other uses for the grant can be considered. Only one application per business will be accepted.
 
Any interested business should complete an application form which will be assessed by a panel from West Somerset Council. If successful, the applicants will be expected to sign and return an agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the grant.
 
To apply for a grant please ensure you are eligible, then complete the application form below. Please return completed forms either by email to  gdwyer@westsomerset.gov.uk  or post to:
 
Supplier Support Grant
Economic Development Team
West Somerset House
Killick Way
Williton
TA4 4QA