Business Support

Find information, advice and guidance for your business or organisation, and all the latest funding and partnership opportunities in the Vale of Glamorgan and beyond.

Use these pages to find valuable information and resources for your organisation. Our economic development team are here to guide you to appropriate funding and opportunities to invest, relocate or grow your business in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Explore these pages to learn about upcoming news and events, to hear from successful businesses in the area, and to find advice and guidance from the Vale Council and other established support and mentoring organisations.  


Vale of Glamorgan Business Support

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be keeping businesses updated with the latest information on this webpage.  It will be updated on a regular basis to include the latest funding and initiatives for businesses.


If you would like to register your interest in receiving email updates regarding business support please enter your details below.



Vale of Glamorgan Business Support 

If you would also like us to keep you informed about the services, events and opportunities for businesses, social enterprises and community groups you will need to complete the GDPR consent.


GDPR Consent 



Vale Business Start-Up Bursary

The Vale Business Start-Up Bursary scheme is a regeneration and economic development initiative led by the Vale of Glamrogan Council in partnership with various public, private and voluntary section organisations. 


The purpose of the bursary is to promote conditions which will help entrepreneurs implement their business idea. This can include providing advice and expert support to develop a business idea, providing the necessary equipment or resources to start a business and helping with business location costs. 


For more information

Transport Research and Innovation Grants: Zero Emission Flight

The UK Government committed in the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution to invest in R&D into the infrastructure upgrades required at UK airports to incorporate battery and hydrogen-powered aircraft into their day-to-day operations. Funding will be available to support cutting edge research and development work to help build the UK airports and airfields of the future, ensuring they are equipped to support the UK’s ambition to deliver a first zero emission commercial flight later this decade, and provide a lasting, sustainable, future airport and airfield infrastructure for hydrogen and electric-powered aircraft.

The programme will run within the 2021/22 financial year with a range of opportunities for industry and academia to participate in grant funding, workshop and demonstration activity. The programme’s findings will be published to benefit the whole of the UK aviation sector.



Invest in the Vale of Glamorgan

The 1st edition of our "Invest in the Vale of Glamorgan" brochure is now available. 

This brochure has given us the opportunity to celebrate all that is unique about working and living in the Vale and showcases the range of extremely successful business. 


The Council will continue to work hard to promote the Vale of Glamorgan in partnership with CCRCD as an attractive location for inward investment and looks forward to working with you in the future.



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The Vale of Glamorgan Council can:

  • facilitate confidential discussions with key partners including Welsh and UK Government support agencies such as Trade; Invest Wales and Business Wales;

  • help you forge links with other businesses in the region;

  • run business workshops and events;

  • support procurement and supply chain opportunities;

  • provide information on planning and other legislation;

  • work with you to look at development and investment opportunities;

  • give you access to statistics and other information relating to the Vale of Glamorgan;

  • signpost to sources of funding; and

  • host your business in one of our many business units. 


Get in Touch

Should you still have questions after visiting the site, please call or email the economic development team for assistance.