Support programmes

We have plenty of ways to help your business develop – including offering support and funding to improve productivity, diversity and efficiency, and to add value to your outputs.

We’ll help you with knowledge transfer and innovation, boosting your competitiveness, and deliver it all with a strong emphasis on encouraging sustainability and using natural resources.

Doing Better Business - Opportunities for Welsh food and drink manufacturers in responsible & green growth

Green growth is an excellent opportunity for food and drink companies to generate more sales, reduce costs, improve profits and increase market share creating unique selling points. Green growth can secure long term business growth and success. Crucially it is also about making the best use of resources, and minimising waste in manufacturing, thereby reducing costs and further improving profitability.

Brexit Resilience Fund

The Welsh Government has formally launched a £1million Brexit Resilience Fund which is available to Welsh businesses, to help them adapt to the changes in a post-Brexit Welsh economy.

Business Wales is offering eligible businesses the opportunity to apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 up to 50% of project costs.

Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

Support programmes

We have great ambitions for our industry. With your support, we want to increase sales in the food and drink sector in Wales by 30% to £7 billion, and put together a Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme to help us do that between 2014 and 2020.

The plan could see £953 million of European and Welsh Government funding pouring into rural Wales. This will enable the farming and forestry industries to improve productivity, diversity and efficiency, and promote strong, sustainable rural economic growth and community led development.

Business Growth Support Grant

The Business Growth Support Grant is to support food and drink processors and manufacturers in Wales with match funding to undertake a specific project to enable the growth of the company.

This Grant Scheme is now fully committed for the 2015/2016 financial year.  

The Scheme will hopefully re-start in the 2016/2017 financial year, further information will be available on this website.

Online Business Toolkit      

The Trade Development Business Programme aims to enable Welsh businesses to create jobs and sustainable economic growth by supporting Welsh food and drink producers via the provision of specific support – the Sustainable Business Toolkit is an example of this support.

The toolkit consist of a series of business guides that will suit the needs of small, medium and large businesses in developing their business to deliver sales growth and job creation.

Other support programmes that we have: