Funding to Grow Your Business

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Let’s Grow – North and East Yorkshire

Let’s Grow North & East Yorkshire is a LEP funded business grant programme, administered by the BE Group.

The fund was established with £2 million of investment from the LEP’s Local Growth Fund. The Fund provides grants to businesses in North & East Yorkshire to encourage investment which will create new jobs or safeguard existing jobs.

For more information on the fund and how to apply, visit the Let’s Grow Website. Contact Mike Baker for an initial discussion on eligibility

LEADER programmes
LEADER is a community led rural development programme which improves the quality of life and prosperity in rural communities through locally driven rural development initiatives and projects.

There are three LEADER programmes now active across our area, all outlined below.

Please read the guidelines and confirming you have an eligible project, please make contact with the relevant programme manager directly for an initial discussion.

Yorkshire Dales LEADER programme .   Contact Rima Berry, tel: 01524 251002 or  email: [email protected]

North York Moors Coast and Hills LEADER programme Contact Amy Thomas, tel: 01439 772700 or email:  [email protected]

Coast Wolds Wetlands and Waterways LEADER programme Contact the Rural Programmes Team tel: 01377 208410  or email: [email protected]

Information about grants and funding options relevant to this sector will be advertised on this page when they are available.

A Funding Finder service is also available on our How’ website.

Bioeconomy Growth Fund

As part of our Local Growth Fund, funding of up to £10m is available from our Bioeconomy Growth Fund to grow our area’s businesses.

The Bioeconomy Growth Fund is being made available to the sector which provides a low carbon, renewable alternative to our fossil fuel based economy

Applications for the first round of funding opened on Thursday 08 September and closed October 8th.

The second round of our Bioeconomy Growth Fund is opened in December. You can read more about what this involves and eligibility here.

The deadline for expressions of interest of the second round was 5th Jan and full application submission was on the 20th Feb.