Collaboration 4 Growth

Are you looking for help to grow your business?

Then the Collaboration 4 Growth grant could be for you

How do I apply?

Applicants are asked to initially complete an expression of interest form. Our staff will then undertake a detailed eligibility check and if applicants are eligible, they will be asked to submit a full application.

To download an expression of interest form, please click the link here

For the full application, applicants will be asked to provide three quotes in relation to the proposed expenditure as well as other supporting documentation.

Once the full application has been submitted, it will be assessed prior to consideration by the grants panel. The panel will meet and discuss all applications and decide which businesses will be supported according to funds available and outputs delivered.

The Collaboration 4 Growth project team are available to support businesses through the application process and are on hand to answer any questions that may arise.

What can we offer?

The Collaboration 4 Growth Project will provide business support to new and existing businesses through a mentoring, peer to peer and capacity building programme.

The project also offers eligible businesses the opportunity to apply for a small grant to support capital and revenue activity aimed at growing their business and creating new jobs.

FREE business advice

Through the Collaboration 4 Growth Project, businesses can access 12 hours free business advice. To be eligible, businesses need to be based in either North Kesteven, West Lindsey or City of Lincoln.

About the grant

If you are a micro, small or medium sized business based in the North Kesteven, West Lindsey and City of Lincoln administrative areas, you could be eligible to apply for our grant scheme.
The grant will support productive investment as well as service improvements to help your business grow and diversify.

How much funding is available?

There are revenue and capital grants available between £1,000 and £5,000 with the grant providing 60% of the total project cost.

Match Funding

Successful applicants will be required to pay for the full cost of the project upfront and reclaim from Lincoln BIG. It is therefore imperative that applicants have the funds to cover the costs before submitting an application.

What can the grant be used for?


  • Tools/machinery
  • Accounting systems

Consultancy Services

  • Marketing plan
  • Business growth plan
  • IT projects

Ineligible grant costs:
The following are not eligible items:

  • Vehicles or other mobile infrastructures
  • Salaries and travel costs
  • Essential running costs

* Please note that the above lists are only examples and other restrictions also apply. This list is not exhaustive.


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