Tech Welcome Grants in Sheffield 

Are you a tech business based outside of South Yorkshire, looking for the perfect UK location to grow and expand?

Or maybe you've already started up in South Yorkshire and are now ready to establish your first physical business premises?

If so, you might qualify for a Tech Welcome Grant, which can cover up to £10,000 of accommodation costs and is available alongside a wealth of expert support to help you put down roots in Sheffield.

What is Tech Welcome?

The Tech Welcome Grant is a South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) funded initiative, bringing the brightest tech and digital companies to join South Yorkshire’s thriving tech ecosystem.

The grant is here to help you pay for workspace in South Yorkshire, covering the costs of accommodation for up to a twelve-month period. 

Paid in arrears, the Tech Welcome Grant can cover business accommodation costs, with up to £10,000 available for tech and digital companies moving into South Yorkshire from outside of the region.

Sound good? If you're interested in knowing more, simply fill & submit your contact information into the form below and one of our advisors will get in touch. 

** For business eligibility criteria, please see further details at the bottom of this page**

Why Sheffield? Here's 3 key reasons just for starters...

Top city for starting up

Sheffield was ranked number one in the 2022 Startup Cities Index as the top city in the UK for starting a business outside of London and frequently ranks in similar UK listings. 

Sheffield ranked as No.1 City in the UK to start a business

FREE Expert Support

Our fantastic team of Tech Scale-Up Advisors are all experienced business leaders who have successfully started, operated, grown and exited their own tech businesses.

The digital & tech sector in Sheffield

Graduate Tech Talent

Sheffield is home to two world-class universities, with around 20,000 students graduating each year. Both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University are recognised internationally as leaders of information and technology research, with iSchool status.   

Future Talent
A blue humanoid robot with a white face developed by Sheffield Robotics.

Find a change of scenery in Sheffield

A city where business and people can thrive.


**Business Eligibility for the Tech Welcome Grants**

  • The business must be a demonstrable legal entity (Company Number, UTR, etc) currently based outside of South Yorkshire, or have moved from outside of the region to a virtual office or single hot-desk within the last 6 months.

  • If currently in South Yorkshire on a hot-desk/virtual office basis then only increasing the number of hot-desks or taking dedicated office space will be considered eligible costs.

  • In addition, any tech business already based in South Yorkshire, looking for their first physical office will now be able to apply.

  • Evidence of previous or existing location/current arrangements must be supplied as part of the application process.

  • Only offices or hot-desks in recognised incubators, hubs, workspaces and commercial premises are eligible. Due diligence will be undertaken by the managing authority to confirm that the premises is a commercial workspace. Residential, university based, or other non-commercial space is not eligible expenditure.

  • The business must have a technology-based product or service as their primary business activity, or plan on making it their primary business activity due to relocating. Agencies developing services on behalf of clients are not eligible. Due diligence will be undertaken on behalf of SYMCA.

  • The business must be bringing and/or creating jobs in South Yorkshire. This will need to be evidenced and will be monitored to ensure it matches the numbers projected in the application and the level of award.

If you're unsure about your eligibility, please still submit your information on the enquiry form further up this page and our advisors will be in touch go through this with you. If you prefer, you can also contact the Invest Sheffield Team direct at: