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Use the links below to find out about the different types of finance that you may be able to access to help your business in Preston.
The Innovation Funding service has funds to bid for throughout the year. Check their website for more details and application dates at Gov.UK Innovation Funding website.
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme supports the cost of installing full fibre broadband connections direct to businesses for the fastest and most reliable gigabit-capable broadband speeds available.
Through the scheme SMEs can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of full fibre connection, either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can also benefit from the scheme as part of a group project and can claim for a voucher of £500. See Boost Business Lancashire - Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme for details.
Grants of up to £8,000 (matched by the business) may be available to buy "low carbon technology" for your business as part of the Making Carbon Work programme.
Lancashire Manufacturing Growth Fund is fully subscribed. Visit the Manufacturing North West website for more details and advice.
Rural Funding: the LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and part funded by the EAFRD. The aim of LEADER is to create jobs and help businesses grow to benefit the rural economy.
Grants, mainly for smaller projects, will cover six key priorities:
To see if you are in an eligible area please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 538797 or check your postcode
For more information on the scheme please see the factsheet in our documents sections or read the latest LEADER newsletter
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.