Business Support and Grant for Fashion and Textiles

Collaborate! Growing Business Together

The Collaborate project is a comprehensive business growth programme for Leicester and Leicestershire. If you’re looking to grow your business, then the ‘Collaborate’ project is here to help.

Collaborate is targeted at small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) across Leicester and Leicestershire. Businesses can benefit from free, confidential and specialist advice and guidance, workshops, events and networks, and Collaborate Business Grants are also available to part fund capital investment.

Collaborate is being delivered by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, East Midlands Chamber and the Food and Drink Forum. The project is funded with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the partner organisations.

The FREE bespoke support for fashion is textile sector covers:

  • Business diagnostics including advice, guidance and signposting
  • Access to Grant funding
  • Assistance with completing grant application/project proposals
  • Business Growth Opportunities
  • Business expansion opportunities including assistance with premises search
  • Recruitment support including traineeship opportunities
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Improving Business Practices (upcoming workshops)
  • Brand Development and Marketing (upcoming workshops)
  • Workforce planning (upcoming workshops)
  • Networking events / Showcase opportunities

If you would like to take advantage of the free tailored business support, please complete the ENQUIRY FORM.