Northamptonshire County Council funds a number of projects and partners to provide support for local businesses. A range of other funding and support is also available to businesses within the county.
Northamptonshire Growth Hub
The Northamptonshire Growth Hub (SEMLEP) offer support to access the funding needed to help grow your business, by offering a varied grant programme and directing businesses to other sources of funding.
Northamptonshire Digital Enhancement Programme
Led by Northamptonshire County Council, this European-funded programme is designed to support to SMEs to grow digitally, and includes a digital grant scheme offering grants of up to £5,000.
Delivered in partnership with the University of Northampton, this European-funded programme is designed to support new and established businesses to grow, and includes a grant programme.
LEADER Programme 2015 to 2020
The LEADER programme is a grant scheme aimed at small and medium-sized rural businesses such as:
- farmers wishing to diversify
- tourism projects
- community groups
- foresters and other rural enterprises
Find out if you're eligible to apply for a grant through the LEADER programme by visiting their website:
Invest to Grow
The Invest to Grow programme is designed to support private sector businesses to innovate, grow and create jobs.
£16m of Regional Growth Fund money is now available to businesses across the East Midlands and managed by the University of Derby.
Start Up Loans
Start Up Loans is a government scheme providing funding and support for individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.