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Business support

Funding your business

Find out how to access funding for your business.

Connecting Innovation

The Connecting Innovation programme is a package of support available for businesses to develop new products and processes. It is funded through the Growth Deal and European Development Fund. It is run by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Business Growth team.

The programme provides support through:

  • Up to 50% funding (maximum £100,000) for businesses to access specialist expertise or facilities from out of universities
  • Up to 20% funding (maximum £20,000) to purchase eligible equipment
  • Specialist advice workshops

Eligible businesses must:

  • Employ fewer than 250 people
  • Have a turnover lower than £40 million
  • Be based in Leeds City Region (not Barnsley)
  • Be in an eligible sector

Go to Connecting Innovation website