Does my business qualify for support?

Because the Indie Durham City project is funded by the City of Durham Parish Council, we can only support businesses that are based or have premises within the Parish Council area.

If you are unsure whether your business is within the parish boundary, you can check the map here.

To be eligible for potential support, you also need to be an independent business – a small, privately owned enterprise, often owner operated, that isn’t part of a large chain.

The project’s main focus is on “indie” shops, as well as hospitality businesses such as cafes, restaurants and bars. While most of the businesses we are helping have premises that customers visit, we are able to help home-based businesses within the Parish Council area too.

If you run some other type of small business in Durham city, get in touch and we’ll let you know whether we can help.