Business and employment

Business grants

We are currently processing all applications received for the following grants;

  • Restart Grants
  • Additional Restrictions Grants

The team are working extremely hard to process and assess all applications as quickly as possible and are aiming to process applications within 28 days of receipt of a full application (including all supporting information). Eligibility for all grants will be assessed at the same time so you only need to apply once.

If you do not receive any communication after 28 days from the date you submitted your full application, please get back in touch with us by emailing businessbolton@bolton.gov.uk and we will look into your application further.

To find out more about the grants available please go to www.bolton.gov.uk/businessgrants


Business Bolton

Business Bolton, our business support team can help with support, advice and link to other council services to help your business. The team offer a free investment and property relocation service and work closely with partners such as the Business Growth Hub and GM Chamber of Commerce to support start up and growing businesses.

For further details on the support and guidance available and latest news please visit www.businessbolton.org/covid19.


Workplace Safety Advice

The Government have updated the Workplace Safety advice for all businesses information on workplace safety advice page this includes information on the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace App, guidance around face coverings for staff and customers and working from home and self-isolations guidance.


Government Support

For further information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Self Employment Support Scheme and other financial support available to help your business during Covid-19  - find out the latest information here.


Business Growth Hub

During these unprecedented times GC Business Growth Hub is #HereForBusiness in Greater Manchester. If you’re concerned about the impact that COVID-19 might have on your business, they can help you navigate the latest government information and provide specialist advice.  Find out more at https://www.businessgrowthhub.com/coronavirus.


Adult and Community Learning

A range of qualifications and courses have been made available for learning on-line. Many are free and subsidised, depending on your circumstances. These qualifications and adult learning courses aim to support your wellbeing, develop digital skills, improve employability prospects and help you find a career change. All listed training providers are approved and funded to deliver adult education.