BSUS Start-Up Support

BSUS Start-Up Support

BSUS Subsidy

*The BSUS subsidy is currently on hold and we aren’t taking on any new applicants

You may be eligible for a 40% subsidy of up to £2,000 to support your new business.

This can be used towards the cost of specialist support such as:

  • Marketing advice
  • Web development
  • Accountancy and finance
  • Social media
  • Legal advice
  • PR
  • Gaining accreditation’s, such as ISO and SALSA

And more, from a consultant of your choice!

If needed a BSUS adviser can work with you, free of charge, to help put together your brief and select an appropriate consultant. He/she can also advise on how to manage your project.


ERDF eligible small and medium size businesses in their first three years of trading based in Cumbria with up to 250 full time equivalent employees with an annual turnover of less than £40 million. Please note that some sector exclusions do apply.

You cannot have received/be receiving more than Euro 200,000 of De Minimis support in the last 3 years, including the value of any support you access under this initiative.

If you’re not eligible for ERDF, check out alternative support on offer.


The cost of your consultancy project/revenue purchase less any subsidy received.


This support is delivered by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce.


The ERDF BSUS project which is receiving £1,112,686 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, with a £2,225,372 project total. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit

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Contact us today for help and advice on starting or growing your business.

Tel: 0844 257 8450