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A programme of business support that commenced with pre-start interest and ideas development through online / on-demand activities and developed new companies into growing entities who have the capacity to expand and take on their first employees.

Eligible clients undertaking the learning journey could access face-to-face business support with a qualified, accredited Business Advisor working locally, to support their Business Planning and registration and an application for up to £1,000 matched funds for essential business related equipment.

Eligible businesses could access a further grant of £1,000 to grow their business more quickly and take on their first employee through the ‘Two’s Company’ scheme.

Project Dates

October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2018

Project Sponsor

East Riding of Yorkshire Council


East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire (delivery also in North Yorkshire)


£723,650 ERDF Funding through the Humber ESIF PA3 Allocation with a further £482,433 match funding.  Total project cost: £1,206,083.

Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


Last updated: November 27, 2018