29th January 2020 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


A one to one with an AD:VENTURE Grant specialist to discuss AD:VENTURE growth grants, scale-up funding and support for new and young business

AD:VENTURE grants are available from £1000 – £25,000 and available for start-ups and scale-ups trading up to 36 months and trading primarily with other businesses.

These private hour long AD:VENTURE grant advice sessions will give you an opportunity to discuss the details of the AD:VENTURE grant, and other public and private sector finance options for businesses based in the Leeds City Region and looking to grow the business.

To help you consider if our grant offering is right for you, here are some basics on the eligibility and project requirements:

  • The grant can be used to match up to 50% on projects that will result in business growth and will generate jobs as part of that growth.
  • The grant is paid after the project spend is complete, and the grant funding must be agreed before any spend is initiated. This means after completion, your business will receive up to 50% of the project spend back into its accounts.
  • Procurement requirements mean you would need to get three quotes for the services or products you are requesting the grant against. To bust a common myth, this does not mean you have to go for the cheapest product, but supports due diligence on project spend, giving assurance on quality of the services being procured and value for money.

We can advise on all aspects of the grant application, including the procurement requirements

  • Business plan and two years financial forecasts would be required, and again this is something we can support with if yours is not quite where it should be at!

Common projects supported by AD:VENTURE grants are:

  • Capital expenditure
  • Specialist Machinery
  • Website Development
  • Premise Fit Out
  • IT Equipment

This is by no means exhaustive, as the projects we do support vary widely so please discuss your project with us and we can advise whether AD:VENTURE is the right route.

If you are considering a project but need to source alternative finance or match for your grant, we can also assist you with this.

The grant process is robust, but extremely valuable. We have already approved 155 grants worth over £1.2 million helping companies just like yours.

Places will be limited, with 8 sessions overall, so please do book in advance as we cannot guarantee you an appointment if you have not booked your place.


Ready to Jelly? As an added benefit to you, these sessions are being held at the Halifax University Business Centre and will coincide with the fantastic last Friday Jelly Networking day.

This means you can use the centre for the whole day to hot desk, and to network and meet other businesses!

Halifax University Business Centre

Piece Mill

25-27 Horton Street



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The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.