Local Enterprise

Growing the island’s economy through private sector development is a key priority for St Helena. Opportunities exist in areas such as tourism, property development, agricultural production, commercial fishing, import substitution, as well as opportunities to offer professional services.

Investment

There has never been a better time to invest in an island that is determined to thrive. St Helena offers a unique opportunity for you to invest NOW!

Tourism

St Helena’s heritage, charismatic culture and natural beauty, provide’s an array of opportunity and wonderful experiences.

COVID-19 Business Support

Executive Council has approved a second phase of hardship support effective from 1 July 2020 for local businesses in the hospitality sector impacted by COVID-19. The aim of this support is to keep people in the hospitality sector on-Island in employment.

Recognising that a lower number of visitors typically arrive on St Helena during the winter months, this second phase of hardship support is targeted at tourist accommodation providers,  tourism activity providers and restaurants – the sectors most highly impacted by the disruption in scheduled commercial flights.

Due to the evolving situation, SHG will continue to evaluate the impacts of COVID-19 response measures and this Support Package will be reassessed in September 2020.

Each eligible business can make one application.  Where several businesses are under the same ownership, or operating out of one building, the funding is limited to one grant.

Full guidance notes can be found  – Here

Hardship support application form – Here

Essential costs assistance support application form – Here

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INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS

See the latest investment prospectus, showcasing the opportunities and incentives available

Investment Prospectus

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SECTORS

St Helena Island is a British overseas territory situated in the South Atlantic Ocean with a population of 4.425. 

The Nearest land is.

  • Ascension Island which is 702 miles to the North west.
  • West Africa – Namibia  is 1200 miles away.
  • South America is 1800 miles away. 

FACTS ABOUT ST HELENA

POPULATION – 4,425 (2019) | GDP – £42.4M (2017/18)