ESH administers the Economic Development Fund (EDF) with the objective to support business development on St Helena, as well as the development of entrepreneurial skills on the island. Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), ESH recognised that start-up and expansion costs, such as business plans and legal advice, can be significant and therefore revaluated the capital grant policy for businesses on the island. Capital grants are now available on very attractive terms to local entrepreneurs, and existing businesses looking to develop profitable areas of their business. Furthermore, grants are now available to Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) across all sectors of the economy. Special investment grants will however, still be available for businesses in tourism, hospitality, food and beverage to encourage larger investment in these key strategic areas. Click here to view more information on the ESH Economic Development Fund.