We believe that supporting businesses to start and grow is essential to creating a vibrant and self-sustaining community. Halifax Opportunities Trust offers start-up grants at both its business centres – Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre and Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre. These grants are in the form of rental subsidies and apply to businesses taking up office space at one of our business centres during their first 18 months of trading.
The grant starts from the date the company is registered at companies house, irrespective of start of tenancy.
Eligible businesses receive a 50% discount on their rent during their first 9 months trading then a 25% reduction for the next 9 months, a total of 18 months subsidised rent to get start-up businesses off the ground.