Grant Funding & Business Support Update

Grant Funding & Business Support Update

An update on the regional and local grant funding or support programmes that are available currently to help you recover and reinvent your business. 

These programmes and funding schemes are additional to the recent central Government initiatives designed to help you survive. There is the potential for these schemes to complement this national support. These regional initiatives are seeking to complement or fill any gaps in national support. All have eligibility criteria and some requirement for monitoring and reporting. 

There are several LEP's relevant to our customer base, there are 38 in total, you can keep up to date on most things by subscribing to their newsletter or visiting their websites. 

Businesses based in the Leeds City Region

York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding

The North East or North-East Enterprise Partnership 

Greater Manchester


South Yorkshire 

The Leeds City Region LEP offers guidance on support via a local network of "Growth Managers" Call 0113 348 1818 or email

There are overlaps and each area has some differences in the support and grants on offer. Each LEP aims to tailor its support to suit their local business needs. All have teams who seek to guide you through the range of support available. 

We are very happy to look up funding or support opportunities for you if you have a project in mind. We have supported several businesses to access these funds and programmes, helping them access much needed R&D experts or £10,000's.

We would always encourage you to develop a plan for the future direction of your business and then seek funding and support which compliments this. We believe this is even more important as we prepare for the recovery period from Covid-19.