Millions in grants up for grabs

GRANTS totalling £7.8 million are up for grabs for manufacturing businesses in Harborough and the wider county.

It is the result of a successful bid by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) to the government’s Regional Growth Fund programme, and could lever £23.4 million of investment.

LLEP chairman Andrew Bacon said: “This will have a major impact, with an estimated 312 direct jobs and 936 indirect jobs being generated.”

Small and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing sector can apply to receive a capital investment grant of between £25,000 and £150,000, to be invested in anything from machinery to infrastructure.

The business must have plans to create jobs over the next 12 months.

To see if your business is eligible, call Sue Tilley on 0116 2528636 or visit the webiste