Funding available for city centre independents - tell us what you need


Newport City Council is proposing to work alongside Newport Now BID to make funding available to support independent city centre businesses through the coming winter, which is likely to be the most challenging on record for many due to the impact of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

The funding will be available to support businesses to make small alterations to their property and/or outdoor areas to enable them to keep trading through this period.  The city centre will be the priority for this funding support.  

We would therefore like to engage with as many businesses as possible to find out where this funding can be of greatest assistance.  Please answer this short survey here as fully as you can.  Your answers will be entirely confidential and only used for the purposes of developing this fund to support business across the city centre.

In answering these questions, please bear the following in mind:

  • Funding will be available on a ‘third party’ basis, meaning eligible businesses must complete any works.
  • The funding must be used to help prepare for the winter months and manage ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
  • The funding will be available to independent, city centre SMEs only.
  • Grants will cover a maximum of 80% of the cost of eligible items.