Grants and Funding
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If your business needs finance to expand, the Business Growth Grant is now available. This grant, provided by the Business Gateway Growth Hub, is available to existing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Leicester and Leicestershire. Grants from £2,000 up to £25,000* are available providing 35% towards the cost of capital projects (e.g. new machinery, tools, premises improvement or expansion, computer hardware).
Are you a high growth business looking to invest in new technologies to propel your business? Is your business facing barriers to growth due to a lack of understanding of new technologies? If so then the Digital Upscaler project is perfect for you. Grants from £10,000 to £50,000 are available.
The £67m scheme is a government led initiative intended to help create a full fibre Britain. It is primarily aimed at SMEs who can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of the connection to a gigabit (1Gbps) broadband network either individually of as part of a group project. Download voucher scheme details [PDF]
The University of Derby's Invest to Grow programme provides grants and loans of between £15,000 and £250,000 to support private-sector businesses across the East Midlands to innovate, grow and create jobs.
This funded growth programme can provide free advice, support and help to source potential grants to help manufacturing businesses grow.
The Government’s £730 million Growing Places Fund loan scheme supports key infrastructure projects designed to unlock wider economic growth, create jobs and build houses.
Innovate UK aims to accelerate growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Grant funding competitions are open which can help you develop an idea and make it successful.
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. This is part of government’s £4.7 billion investment in R&D over 4 years.
The Midlands Engine Investment Fund aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise.