Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Council launches SME grant scheme to accelerate growth and create jobs in Keighley

Grants of up to £5,000 are being offered to new business start-ups, the self-employed and existing SMEs in Keighley for projects that will accelerate business growth and stimulate new jobs.

The offer comes from Bradford Council under the Keighley Community Led Local Development Small Scale Business Grant scheme, which means applicants must operate within a defined area in Keighley.

The Keighley CLLD small grants scheme is part funded by Bradford Council and the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and applicants will need to provide 20% of the costs of the project they want to fund.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “We are very pleased to have secured this funding for Keighley small businesses and alongside the £33m secured for the Keighley Towns Fund, this shows a real opportunity to grow Keighley’s economy.

“The CLLD programme joins a raft of business support services and wider economic development programmes the council runs to boost jobs and investment across the Bradford district.”

For details of the defined CLLD area visit www.keighleyclld.org.uk.

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