Support for SME Homebuilders

If you are an SME builder based in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York there is lots of support available. We have listed it all on the page below.     

If you’re not sure where to start though, you can have a chat with our business growth team on 0113 348 1818 or email

Where can I find public sector owned land to develop?

  • Go to the relevent Local Authorities own property website. You can find them online or call us on 0113 348 1818 for more details.
  • Contact Homes England who annually publish a list of public land sites that are, or are likely to be available for sale. 
  • Use the Government Property Finder to find government-owned property, buildings or land in the UK.

What expertise is available?

For help with planning: 

For help with skills and training:

  • The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent. 
  • The Skills Service can help develop the skills of your employees and identify the right training solutions. 
  • For businesses with less than 50 employees taking on an apprentice for the first time, a grant of £2000 is now available

What SME funding is available?

Government supported finance: 

  • The Home Building Fund is a loan fund aimed at small businesses where finance is a barrier.  It is designed to increase the number of homes built in England and is open to house builders or companies that prepare sites for housing developments. 
  • Housing Growth Partnership is a social impact investor backed by Lloyds Bank and Homes England that provides equity finance to house builders in order to help increase the number of homes built in the UK. 
  • Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund provides commercially focussed finance through microfinance, debt and equity finance funds. 

LEP grants:

For more information about the support and funding available please contact our business support team on 0113 348 1818 or email


Contact our advisers on 0113 348 1818 or email

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Shafiq Khan Partner at BHP
22nd March 2019

Shafiq Khan Partner at BHP

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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.