Small business grants give boost local growth and jobs in Keighley

Bradford Council has successfully secured funding to provide local small businesses in Keighley with grants to accelerate business growth and stimulate new jobs.

Grants of between £1000 and £5000 are available to new business start-ups, the self-employed and existing micro and Small Medium Enterprise businesses that are not supported by existing local programmes.

In exceptional circumstances, a grant value of £7,500 will be considered.

Applicants will need to demonstrate what is exceptional about their proposed project.  

To be eligible for the Keighley Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Small Scale Business Grant scheme, the businesses must operate within a defined area in Keighley.

Applicants are required to provide 20% towards total grant project costs.

The Keighley CLLD small grants scheme is part funded by Bradford Council and the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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.

Further information about the grants scheme can be found at the Invest in Bradford website Invest in Bradford or by contacting Jon Davis at Participate Projects on 07915 231300 or jon@participateprojects.org.uk.

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