Funding for your business

Northamptonshire County Council funds a number of projects and partners to provide support for local businesses. A range of other funding and support is also available to businesses within the county.​

Northamptonshire Growth Hub

The Northamptonshire Growth Hub (SEMLEP) offer support to access the funding needed to help grow your business, by offering a varied grant programme and directing businesses to other sources of funding.

Digital Northampton

A collaboration between the University of Northampton, Northamptonshire County Council and local digital businesses designed to support digital innovation in and around Northampton.

Construction Skills Fund

Thanks to a grant from the Department for Education (DfE) to address the national skills gap in construction, working with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), we have put in place the Northamptonshire Construction Skills Programme.

LEADER Programme 2015 to 2020

The LEADER programme is a grant scheme aimed at small and medium-sized rural businesses such as:

  • farmers wishing to diversify
  • tourism projects
  • community groups
  • foresters and other rural enterprises

Find out if you're eligible to apply for a grant through the LEADER programme by visiting their website:

Invest to Grow

The Invest to Grow programme is designed to support private sector businesses to innovate, grow and create jobs.

£16m of Regional Growth Fund money is now available to businesses across the East Midlands and managed by the University of Derby.

Start Up Loans

Start Up Loans is a government scheme providing funding and support for individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.