Funds available for Carmarthenshire businesses

13 days ago

Businesses in Carmarthenshire are benefitting from a new £500,000 grant scheme to help them to grow and employ.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Business start-up and growth schemes offer up to £10,000 funding at 50 per cent of total project costs to help them buy equipment, machinery, marketing materials and to carry out minor works to their business premises.

Award-winning Ponthenri business, Ickle Bubba, which manufactures and sells children’s travel systems, prams and pushchairs, was one of the first recipients of the new scheme.

Company Director, Veronica Vaughan, said: “We recently expanded into a new premises on Ponthenri Industrial estate which meant we needed new equipment and fixtures to furnish the new unit.

“We received support from Carmarthenshire County Council’s business growth fund which has helped us to do this, enabling us to increase the capacity and efficiency of what we can supply while creating new jobs for the area”.

Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council, Cllr. Emlyn Dole, said: “Carmarthenshire’s businesses are a vital part of the economic fabric of the county and as such, it is a priority for us to support those businesses which have ambitions to grow and create jobs.

“Carmarthenshire County Council is committed to providing this support to create a stronger economy for the county.”

  • Businesses interested in applying must be looking to create new jobs in order to be eligible. Those interested are asked to contact 01554 748813 or email businessfund@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.