25 Jun 2019

Grants for small and medium-sized businesses in North West Leicestershire.

In June 2019, North West Leicestershire District Council launched a new round of grant funding to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses across the District and within our towns and local centres.

In 2015 and 2017, North West Leicestershire District Council delivered programmes of grant funding to help support small and medium-sized businesses in North West Leicestershire to grow and create more jobs.  Due to the overwhelming success of the Enterprising grant fund, the Council have relaunched a new £250,000 round of Enterprising North West Leicestershire funding.

Funding will be available through two funds from June 2019 until March 2020.

Fund 1 – Enterprising North West Leicestershire

Grants between £1,000 and £25,000 will be available to small and medium-sized businesses from across the District that are planning to invest in projects that will allow the business to grow and create new jobs for local people.

Applicants have to employ less than 250 and be based in North West Leicestershire. Businesses applying for a grant will be required to demonstrate have their planned investment will support your business to grow and help create new local jobs.

Fund 2 – Enterprising High Streets start-up grants.

Enterprising High Streets is a new grant programme created by North West Leicestershire District Council to support new retail and leisure businesses to open new premises in our market towns and local centres.

The aim of the programme is to encourage new businesses to occupy vacant properties and to enhance the unique character and identity of our towns and local centres.

It is hoped that the grants will help stimulate increased spend, footfall and occupancy and enhance the offer within our towns and local centres.

Enterprising High Streets offer one off grants of £500 to new small independent businesses taking on vacant premises within the boundaries of either Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Castle Donington, Coalville, Ibstock, Kegworth or Measham.


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