Business support and finance

We help small and medium sized businesses in Leeds City Region to develop and grow.

If you’re based in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York, you can get support and funding from the LEP and our network of partners to help you realise your ambitions.

This section of our website brings together the support that is available, but if you’re not sure where to start you can get in touch with our business growth team on 0113 348 1818 or email and they will help you find the right support for your business’s needs. 

Business finance

Grants and loans from the LEP and other finance providers

Find Out More Business finance

Skills and training

Funding and support to expand and develop your workforce

Find Out More Skills and training

International trade

Support and funding to help your company break into export markets

Find Out More International trade


Develop products and processes and put new ideas into practice

Find Out More Innovation

Broadband and digital skills

Help your company get more from the internet

Find Out More Broadband and digital skills

Business start-ups

Help with launching and developing a new business in the Leeds City Region

Find Out More Business start-ups

Business growth

Advice and support to help your company grow

Find Out More Business growth

Energy efficiency

Reduce your company’s energy costs by improving your energy efficiency

Find Out More Energy efficiency


Contact our business growth team on 0113 348 1818 or

For Investors

Invest in Leeds City Region

With a skilled workforce of 1.9 million people, 109,000 businesses and renowned value for money, the Leeds City Region is ripe for growth and investment. Our inward investment team will help you get started.

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