lep grants

We provide grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 to small and medium sized businesses who are based in the Leeds City Region, or planning to invest here.

LEP grants

Overview

Our grants are for small and medium sized businesses who will use the funding for capital investment in fit-out and refurbishment of buildings, plant, machinery and equipment, creating permanent jobs in the Leeds City Region.

We also consider applications from larger companies under certain circumstances. Please contact us on BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com to discuss your project.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

In order to receive funding:

  • Your project must create permanent new jobs in the Leeds City Region (which covers the local authority areas of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York).
  • You must have private finance available: either your own, from a bank, or other commercial finance to invest alongside (please note: the minimum total project cost is £50,000 - therefore you must have at least £40,000 of private sector finance to invest).
  • For every £1 of LEP funding sought, you must be able to provide at least £4 of private sector investment.
  • Projects must support the City Region’s key growth sectors: specifically life sciences and related industries, digital and creative industries, low carbon and environmental industries, manufacturing and financial and business services.

We only consider applications from businesses outside our key growth sectors on an exceptional basis, if they demonstrate significant economic impact and/or significant regeneration benefits for the whole City Region. Please contact us on BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com to discuss your project.

How to apply

Please complete our enquiry form to check if your project is eligible. Our team will contact you within five working days to discuss your project or provide guidance on completing the application form. 

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

Case Study

Sweet taste of success for York chocolate maker
27th May 2015

Sweet taste of success for York chocolate maker

A family artisan chocolate business is planning further expansion after securing a grant to invest in new manufacturing premises.

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