Local grants

City Centre Business Growth Scheme

Eligible businesses creating employment in Bradford city centre can receive rate relief incentives worth up to £16,000 per job. 

Priority Streets Scheme

The Priority Streets Scheme forms part of the City Centre Business Growth Scheme.  It is a targeted scheme – Darley Street, Kirkgate, Rawson Square & Rawson Place. The Scheme is available to property owners or tenants in the identified Priority Streets wanting to bring vacant ground floor premises with an indentified end user back into commercial use.

The Priority Streets Scheme offers a package of assistance to include property improvements and/or the purchase of machinery or equipment along with a business rate rebate (subject to job creation).  

To find out if you are eligible for the City Centre Business Growth Scheme or the Priority Streets Scheme, telephone the City Centre Growth Zone team on 01274 437727, email: info@investinbradford.com    

LEP Grants

Capital grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available to boost private sector enterprise and increase employment opportunities within the Leeds City Region. http://www.the-lep.com/for-business/business-finance/lep-grants/

Small and medium-sized growth businesses in the following sectors are eligible to apply: 

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Life sciences and related industries
  • Digital and creative industries
  • Low carbon and environmental industries
  • Financial and business services.

The minimum grant is £10,000 and for every £1 of LEP funding sought, you must be able to provide at least £4 of private sector investment.

Email the LEP business growth team at BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com  

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