Business growth fund 

If you are a small business looking to grow, funding from the Business Growth Fund could help you unlock your ambitions. By providing you with growth capital, the fund could give you the long-term stability you need to carry out your strategic plans, creating a solid base for growth.


The Business Growth Fund offers loans and equity investment from private investors to help you grow your business.

As well as offering growth capital – long-term funding to help you complete your strategic plans – the Business Growth Fund also offers financial advice; helping you find the optimal financial structure for your business and create a sustainable corporate plan.

Am I eligible?

The Business Growth Fund is looking to invest in:

  • British businesses with a good track record, a proven business model and a desire to grow.
  • Businesses looking for between £2 million and £10 million of growth capital for a minority equity stake and a board seat.
  • Privately-owned and AIM-listed businesses, typically with a turnover of between £5 million and £100 million.
  • All business sectors, with the exception of regulated financial services and property development.

Please visit the Business Growth Fund’s criteria page to explore the full criteria and check if your business is eligible for support.

How to apply

Contact the Business Growth Fund directly to find out more and apply for funding. 

Alternatively, you can contact our business growth team here at the LEP on 0113 3481818 or to find out more. 

LEP Grants

Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available for small and medium-sized businesses in the Leeds City Region, looking to grow their business and create new jobs.

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Business support and finance

Not sure where to start? Don't worry. Just get in touch with our business growth team and we can help you find the right support for your business needs.