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Grants and funding for local businesses

Funding and partnerships for local businesses.

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) business gateway

The LLEP Business Gateway provides a signposting service for business funding and support, including information on local and national grants, loans programmes and raising finance.

East Leicestershire LEADER programme

Leader is a European funding programme designed to support rural development by providing grants to small businesses and communities.

Creative Leicestershire

The Creative Leicestershire Partnership supports local cultural and creative businesses. They offer services such as networking, training and advice.

Creative Leicestershire is hosted by the council, but the programme is funded as a partnership by:

  • The county council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Rutland County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
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