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North Lincolnshire Council

The North Lincolnshire Council’s Business Team offers funding through its Leader Programme, free business support and independent advice to all businesses, from those looking to start up, local businesses already trading, to companies looking to invest and locate in the UK. For business support enquiries please go to


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Business Support

Organisation: North Lincolnshire Council

Regional Growth Fund – Business Funding

North Lincolnshire Council, working on behalf of the Tata Steel Taskforce, has been successful in securing £10 million of funding from the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

Northern Lincolnshire Broadband project

The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband project was established by North Lincolnshire Council to deliver the Government’s Broadband Strategy and is a partnership between North and North East…

Community Led Local Development Programme

Organisation: North Lincolnshire Council

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The CLLD programme is now open for applications and will run until December 2021. There is £2.2m of funding available for projects that will create jobs and economic growth in certain disadvantaged areas within Scunthorpe.

The Programme aims to support the unemployed and economically inactive, create new and support existing businesses, and get them into work.

It will help support businesses to enable them to be more accessible. It will also be used to provide training and improve skills, therefore giving residents a better chance of getting a job.

It will also help those who may want to start their own business. So there are lots of opportunities to secure here.”

If you work in the voluntary/community sector or are a business you can apply for a share of the money to help improve the lives of people in your area

Visit  for more details of the programme

Leader Funding Programme For Rural Businesses

Organisation: North Lincolnshire Council

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Northern Lincolnshire LEADER Programme will be launching on 16th November 2015.

What is LEADER?

LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). LEADER uses local knowledge to promote a joined-up ‘bottom up’ community-led delivery of RDP grants. In England this is being delivered by Local Action Groups (LAGs) and it targets rural areas with specific needs and priorities.

How local action groups work

The LEADER Funding Programme is aimed farmers, foresters, businesses and community groups within rural North and North East Lincolnshire to help;

  • Create jobs
  • Develop rural businesses
  • Support the rural economy

The Northern Lincolnshire LAG is made up of people from the local community, the local public and private sector with representatives from both North and North East Lincolnshire.

Priorities the LEADER Programme are:

  • Support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
  • Boost rural tourism
  • Increase farm productivity
  • Increase forestry productivity
  • Provide rural services
  • Provide cultural and heritage activities

The upcoming programme will cover the rural areas of North and North East Lincolnshire.

so please feel free to get in touch at any time if you’d like to know more, or if you’ve already got a project idea.


LEADER Programme Coordinator
Special Projects and Programmes Team

North Lincolnshire Council
Civic Centre
Ashby Road
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1AB

The funding is being made available through the Northern Lincolnshire RDPE LEADER programme (Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

Shop Front Investment

Organisation: North Lincolnshire Council

Shop front investment in Kirton in Lindsey and Barrow upon Humber could see more visitors

North Lincolnshire Council is offering businesses in the conservation areas of Barrow and Kirton in Lindsey up to £7,500 to help improve their shop front to make them more attractive and appealing to visitors.

The money must be used to create a traditional shop front in line with the council’s Shop Front Design Guide – that offers helpful advice on how to create a traditional shop front.

Shops can apply for 50 per cent of the cost of the work up to a maximum of £7,500.
A condition of the grant is that the work must be completed within a year.

Interested? Contact Eddie Rychlak on 01724 297634 or email

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Shop fronts make a big impact on the appearance of a town centre and the character of the conservation area. Their condition affects a town’s image – if the shop looks scruffy, it is likely to put people off going in.

“First impressions count and we want to help make Kirton in Lindsey and Barrow really stand out. That is why we are investing £200,000 in the next two years to smarten up many North Lincolnshire towns.

“The scheme will support independent traders and increase the number of visitors to Kirton and Barrow and encourage more people to shop local.”

£3m British Steel Support Fund

Organisation: North Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Council on behalf of the British Steel Taskforce is managing a £3m support fund for businesses within the British Steel supply chain and other local businesses in North Lincolnshire, with the aim to help create and safeguard jobs.

Are you part of the steel supply chain, or looking to grow your business?

We have two strands of support available via the British Steel Support Fund, Grants for Growth and Business Support,

Grants for Growth

Grant funding is available at various investment ratios depending on the support provided, but can cover the following activities:

Organisational Development and Training
Capital Investment
Wage Subsidy for Particular Groups
Research and Development.
The £3m provided by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills is available over the next two years.

View here for more details.


North Lincolnshire Council offers 1 advisors.

Michael Lister - Growth Hub Business Advisor for North Lincolnshire

This advisor covers the following post codes: DN15, DN16, DN17, DN18, DN19, DN20, DN38, DN39, DN40

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