Grants, loans and funding sources

For businesses:

Businesses seeking grants, loans and funding sources should search on the Government's Business Support Finder. This is a searchable database that can help you find publicly-funded sources of assistance you may be eligible to apply for.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership

Cumbria LEP provides a strategic lead in all activities contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the county’s economy and where appropriate takes positive action, using the skills, capability and networks of its partners.  It is responsible for disseminating European structural and investment funding and Local Growth funding.

Cumbria Business Growth Hub

Cumbria Business Growth Hub aims to help local businesses unleash their potential with free business support for growth. A focal point for businesses looking to increase their competitiveness and grow, it offers a great choice of advice, training networking and more, all tailored to their individual needs.

For community organisations and charities:

The third sector should refer to Funding Central. The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.

Cumbria CVS can also advise further on funding available.

Rural Development Programme for England: LEADER funding

Allerdale Borough is included in both Cumbrian Local Action Group areas. 
The Cumbria Fells and Dales LAG includes the Lake District National Park, the Solway Border and Eden LAG, sits above it. Both will be calling for bids in due course.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ