Business Support Hub

Supporting local businesses and economic growth in Melton. 

Business grants application workshops

Following the success of the recent UKSPF Business Grant Application Workshops in May, businesses are invited to attend a further two workshops organised to support those considering applying.

This in-person event is a great opportunity to get expert advice and guidance on how to submit a quality application and strengthen the possibility of securing funding for local businesses. Whether a start-up or an established business, these workshops are tailored to help navigate the application process successfully.

Melton Borough Council Offices, Parkside

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2024 18:00 - 20:00

Book a place- Parkside workshop

Belvoir Castle 

Thursday, 11 Jul 2024 13:00 - 15:00

Book a place- Belvoir Castle workshop

The workshops will also be supported by the Leicestershire Business Advice Service. The service is able to provide support to prospective applicants in terms of creating Business Plans and Business Cases, as well as offering general business-related information and advice.

Discretionary Business Grants Fund

Our Discretionary Business Grants Fund has closed to new applications. We are now in a period of application evaluation and assessment. If you have applied for this fund, the Grants Team may contact you for further clarifications. Please regularly check your inbox for notifications.

If you have any questions in relation to your application, please login to your online account, click My Requests, select your application and add your query in the Need help? dropdown comment box.

Decisions will be published no later than Wednesday 7 February 2024. Please refer to the diagram in the Guidance Note which is available for download below that details the full application process.

Leicestershire Business Advice Service 

Businesses across the borough can now access the fully-funded Leicestershire Business Advice Service, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The service provides entrepreneurs with advice and practical support to enable start-ups and growing businesses to reach their full potential.  

More information 

For more information about these services and how to access support, see the full information in the drop down bar below. 

Leicestershire Business Advice Service

The service is free to access for those looking to start a business or those currently operating a small to medium sized business in the borough. 

Expert advice: The service is delivered by business support experts Exemplas. Through their specialist advisory team, they work with businesses at all stages of their journey to access the support needed and create an action plan to take forward. 

Connections: Exemplas work closely with other business support services both locally and nationally. As well as accessing this service, they will help to signpost you to other organisations who can help. This may include opportunities for grant funding. 

To find out more, contact the team directly or visit Leicestershire Business Advice Service. 

Guidance Note
Last updated 14 June 2024
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