business grants for small businesses

Business Grants – Sic Codes

Business Activities

Your business is only eligible for support if a minimum of 80% of your turnover is generated by B2B activity, with any B2C/Retail activity accounting for no more than 20% of turnover. If you are not sure if your business activity is eligible, please contact us via this form and we will be able to advise you.

If you do not know your SIC code – check here on the overview page [bottom left] on Companies House

Business ActivitySIC Code*Eligible for support
  YesNo
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities01 N
Forestry and logging02 N
Fishing and aquaculture03 N
Mining of coal and lignite05 N
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas06Y 
Mining of metal ores07Y 
Other mining and quarrying08Y 
Mining support service activities09Y 
Mining support service activities if transporting coal09 N
Manufacture of food products10Y 
Manufacture of beverages11Y 
Manufacture of tobacco products12 N
Manufacture of textiles13Y 
Manufacture of wearing apparel14Y 
Manufacture of leather and related products15Y 
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials16Y 
Manufacture of paper and paper products17Y 
Printing and reproduction of recorded media18Y 
Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products19Y 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products20Y 
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations21Y 
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products22Y 
Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products23Y 
Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys24.1 N
Manufacture of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel24.2Y 
Manufacture of other products of first processing of steel24.3Y 
Manufacture of basic precious and other non-ferrous metals24.4Y 
Casting of iron24.51 N
Casting of steel24.52 N
Casting of light metals24.53Y 
Casting of other non-ferrous metals24.54Y 
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment25Y 
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products26Y 
Manufacture of machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified (nec)28Y 
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers29Y 
Manufacture of other transport and equipment30Y 
Building of ships and boats30.1 N
Manufacture of furniture31Y 
Other manufacturing32Y 
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment33Y 
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution35.1 N
Manufacture of gas; distribution of gaseous fluids through mains35.2 N
Steam and air conditioning supply35.3Y 
Water collection, treatment and supply36Y 
Sewerage37 N
Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery38Y 
Remediation activities and other waste management services39Y 
Construction of buildings41Y 
Civil engineering42Y 
Specialised construction activities43Y 
Sale of motor vehicles45.1 N
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles45.2Y 
Wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories45.31Y 
Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories45.32 N
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles46Y 
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles47 N
Passenger rail transport, interurban49.1 N
Freight rail transport49.2Y 
Other passenger land transport49.3 N
Freight transport by road and removal services49.4Y 
Transport via pipeline49.5Y 
Sea and coastal passenger water transport50.1 N
Sea and coastal freight water transport50.2Y 
Inland passenger water transport50.3 N
Inland freight water transport50.4Y 
Passenger air transport51.1 N
Freight air transport and space transport51.2Y 
Warehousing and support activities for transportation52Y 
Postal and courier activities53Y 
Accommodation55 N
Food and beverage service activities56 N
Publishing activities58Y 
Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities59Y 
Programming and broadcasting activities60Y 
Telecommunications61Y 
Computer programming, consultancy and related activities62Y 
Information service activities63Y 
Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding64 N
Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security65 N
Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities66 N
Real estate activities68 N
Legal and accounting activities69Y 
Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities70Y 
Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis71Y 
Scientific research and development72Y 
Advertising and market research73Y 
Other professional, scientific and technical activities74Y 
Veterinary activities75 N
Rental and leasing activities77Y 
Renting and leasing of other personal and household goods77.29 N
Renting and leasing of other personal and household goods (other than media entertainment equipment77.29/9 N
Employment activities78 N
Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities79 N
Security and investigation activities80Y 
Services to buildings and landscape activities81Y 
Office administrative, office support and other business support activities82Y 
Activities of collection agencies and credit bureaux82.91 N
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security84 N
Education (including Training)85 N
Human health activities86 N
Residential care activities87 N
Social work activities without accommodation88 N
Creative, arts and entertainment activities90 N
Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities91 N
Gambling and betting activities92 N
Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities93 N
Activities of membership organisations94 N
Repair of computers and communication equipment95.1Y 
Repair of personal and household goods95.2 N
Other personal service activities96 N
Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel97 N
Undifferentiated goods and services-producing activities of private households for own use98 N
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies99 N

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* The United Kingdom Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (SIC) is used to classify businesses, companies and other standard units by the type of economic activity in which they are engaged. These codes were first used in the UK in 1948.

SIC codes are used by Companies House and this information must be provided by all companies, whether active or dormant, when they file their first annual return after company formation.

The Office for National Statistics uses SIC codes to collate important data about the various types of businesses operating and trading within the UK.