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We are taking the necessary immediate and longer-term steps to support and protect residents, staff and partners. Our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Advice and support on Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Grants and funding for local businesses

Funding and partnerships for local businesses.

Business Gateway Growth Hub

The Business Gateway Growth Hub offers a signposting service for business funding and support, including information on local and national grants, loans programmes and raising finance.

East Leicestershire LEADER programme

Leader is a European funding programme designed to support rural development by providing grants to small businesses and communities.

Creative Leicestershire

The Creative Leicestershire Partnership supports local cultural and creative businesses. They offer services such as networking, training and advice.

Creative Leicestershire is hosted by the council, but the programme is funded as a partnership by:

  • The county council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Rutland County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
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