Business Growth Programme

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to support businesses in West Yorkshire, looking to grow and create new jobs.


The grant is limited to a maximum of 20% of capital costs, subject to a minimum grant of £10,000 and maximum of £50,000.

Eligibility is restricted to businesses with 100 employees or less.

All projects must be completed and grant claimed by 15 March 2023.

The Programme will remain open for applications until 30 November 2022 or until the budget is fully committed, whichever comes sooner.

Programme is now closed to new applications.

Looking for similar for your business? Take a look at our new Business Productivity Programme, launching in January 2023.

Inclusive growth

As part of the LEP’s commitment to delivering inclusive growth that benefits everyone, we have introduced new measures to encourage businesses to maximise their positive impact on the region.

If you receive a grant of £25,000 or over, you will be expected to make additional inclusive growth commitments. There are lots of different ways businesses can get on board, from volunteering in a local school to becoming a real Living Wage employer.

Additionally, businesses receiving a grant of less than £25,000 are encouraged to volunteer to undertake an inclusive growth commitment.

The LEP and its network of partners can help you to access several products and services that will help businesses to take these positive actions. Initial guidance and advice on these commitments are available here.

LEP support

  1. Made Smarter Yorkshire and Humber

    Do you want to grow your manufacturing or engineering business with emerging digital technologies? Go to market faster? Cut costs? Reduce downtime? Made Smarter can help.

    Read more about Made Smarter Yorkshire and Humber
  2. The Creative Catalyst

    Our commitment to the creative industries is demonstrated by The Creative Catalyst programme, a £1.5m scheme designed to support the growth of the creative sector across Leeds City Region.

    Read more about The Creative Catalyst