Business Support

Information about business support and organisations providing grants, finance and funding to businesses.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. View full article

For business information and advice across Somerset, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay


T:  03456 047 047

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

HM Government Business Support Helpline

Available Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm

T:  0800 998 1098

For local enquiries on other business support and business organisations


Good businesses know they need a motivated and well-trained workforce to cope with everyday challenges.
Information about education facilities in and around Mendip District.
Starting a business is no easy task - these pages aim to provide you with the information you need to turn your idea into a reality by directing you to some helpful resources available to you. Mendip is a great place to start and grow - with high survivorship rates and a high quality of life, it's no surprise that we're home to over 4,000 businesses.
Information about organisations providing grants, finance and funding support to businesses.
Social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people's life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community.