Business Funding

Fund your business growth with help from the Chamber and it’s partners.

Ad:Venture – support to help you boost your young business growth 

Business Enterprise Fund – funding for start-ups and businesses turned down by high street banks

Enterprise Allowance Scheme – support and funding to start your own business 

Start-up loans – advice, business loans and mentoring to start-up businesses 

LEP Grants – grants for small and medium sized businesses to support growth and create jobs

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – new, small or medium sized business investment funding

Finance Finder – New Chamber platform simplifies and speeds up the funding process, matching member businesses with the right funding solutions across loans, equity and grants.

Grow Your Business

Sources of support to help your business thrive.

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Hub provides advice and support for businesses.

Growing your business – support for your growing business needs 

Skills and Training – resources for skills and training 

Trading overseas – advice on how to build your overseas presence 

Tool Kit – a library of useful resources and eBooks  

Local Skills Improvement Plan –  training and educational curricula tailored to the specific needs of the local business community

Research and Development

Access valuable business insights.

Innovate2Succeed – help to launch new products and services 

Innovate UK – funding for innovation

R&D tax relief from HMRC – claim Corporation Tax relief on your Research and Development projects 

Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – source for all your business and intellectual property needs 

Intellectual Property Office – information and requirements for patenting products (LINK TO CHAMBER OFFERING TOO)

Bespoke Design Support – product design support and discussions 

Grow Internationally

Import and export globally.

Enterprise Europe Network – assistance with growth in Europe and beyond  

Chamber International – advice sheets and documentation tempates 

Skills and Training

Career development for any business.

Are you a business looking to grow, develop your workforce or take on an apprentice, but not sure where to start? The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Employment Hub can help.

The LEP offers a wide range of information and advice to help your career development. Whether you’re starting out on your career, want to learn new skills to help you land a promotion or new job, or are looking to change path to a new and exciting sector, resources are available to help you get there.  

Available skills and training resources 

The Skills Service – unique package of training and support for employers

Apprenticeship Support – find the best way to take on an apprentice

Engage with Education  give back and share experiences with young people 

Business Toolkit – Top tips, advice, case studies and advisory pieces about running, managing and developing your business and team