Wenta grants

What is the Wenta grants?

Wenta grants are a not-for-profit, social enterprise for offering a diverse range of business support services for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, to both start-ups and existing businesses. Services include business advice such as starting a new business, grants and funding, workspaces – including free desk space for start-ups, training courses, webinars and workshops.

Wenta grants

SEMSUP provides advice and support along with Start Up Business Grants for entrepreneurs and self-employment, with a focus on increasing  the number of start ups, including social enterprises.

The support includes:

  • One to one business advice
  • Webinars and workshops
  • Access to business start-up services
  • Specialist social enterprise support
  • Match funded grants of up to £3,000

If you are starting a business and registered with ‘The South East Midlands Start-up Programme’, you could be eligible for a ‘match-funded’ business start-up grant ranging from £500 to £3000* to help you get things set up. 

This grant can be used towards any start-up or development costs which can be attributed to your new business such as: 

  • Marketing and promotional support
  • Website development
  • Professional/legal advice
  • Financial planning/advice
  • Intellectual property advice (trademarks, patents, design registration, copyright etc)

Here’s what you’ll be getting from the Chamber, in addition to Wenta’s SEMSUP benefits:

  • Networking events and other help to enable you to connect with fellow Chamber members
  • Access to an online Legal and HR package (700+ templates for HR, Health & Safety, Company legal documents, and other templates)
  • Access to the Chamber’s discounted company benefits including discounted AA Cover, debt recovery, healthcare and more