Business support and advice

We work with partners to help businesses in New Forest start, grow and improve their productivity.

There are many different business support options available, including financial assistance.

There are also different routes to take depending on the stage and type of your business, your growth plans and the type of support you require.

Covid support grants

We administer covid support grants for businesses on behalf of government.

You can find information on these and other covid financial support schemes on our dedicated web page: Financial support for businesses affected by coronavirus

Contact our economic development business support team by phone on 023 8028 5735 or by email to

Follow us on Twitter and sign up to our Sign up to the Business Support eNewsletter to keep informed and updated on our services and support for businesses.

Businesses in the New Forest can benefit from receiving information on District Council services and its partners.
Where to find help and advice to grow and support your business.
Support, advice and useful organisations for start-up businesses.
Ways that existing businesses can apply for financial support.
We can help you find new commercial properties for your business.
Information on training and apprenticeships for employers and employees.
Read our economic development strategy plus facts and figures about the New Forest's economy.
Advice and support for businesses that export goods and service abroad.
Support and information for different types of business in New Forest.
How to become a supplier to the council and submit tenders for contracts.
The PAP scheme is a legally recognised partnership between us and your business.
We provide a wide range of services to support local businesses.
Find business advice, support and contacts via organisations in the New Forest.
Apply for permission to make film, TV or student productions on public land.
Whatever the size or age of your business, or if you are taking the first tentative steps to being self-employed, our Economic Development team are here to help your business thrive.
How the NFDC Economic Development Service uses your data.

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