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Grants and Funding

Discover England Fund open for bids

The three-year £40 million Discover England Fund, announced by Government last year, will ensure that England stays competitive in the rapidly growing global tourism industry, by offering world-class English tourism products to the right customers at the right time.

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Bids invited for £1.5m rural fund

Rural businesses are invited to submit bids to a £1.5 million grant scheme to boost east Leicestershire’s rural economy. Known as LEADER, it is a European-funded project, launched last year to support rural business and tourism across Melton and Harborough, plus parts of Charnwood and Blaby.

LEADER aims to support more than 60 projects and create more than 60 jobs in East Leicestershire by 2020. Priorities for the latest bidding round are land-based businesses, small food and drink businesses and community projects increasing access to rural services.

More information and outline application forms can be found at


Open Call from LLEP

The Open Call enables us to capture projects on an ongoing basis from across the City and County which may be eligible for funding opportunities administered by the Leicester and Leicestershire Economic Partnership (LLEP). Project owners must complete an Expression of Interest which will then be assessed by the LLEP for strategic fit and relevance to funding streams as they become available.

Submitting an Expression of Interest is not a guarantee of funding. If eligible for funding projects will be required to submit a full business case.

You can find more details here.