Other grants and support

Fuse Fund

This is a £4m enterprise programme designed to support businesses who have been trading for less than three years.

It is a competitive grant and business support scheme that will help new businesses to finance growth projects creating jobs and investment across Lancashire.

What is it for?

Capital investment projects such as:

  • Machinery
  • Property improvement
  • Building expansion
  • Infrastructure improvement

A minimum grant funding of £5,000 to a maximum of £50,000 is available.

Grants are allocated on a 1:3 ratio, 25% of the total project cost. For example, a minimum of £5,000 grant is allocated on a total project cost of £20,000.

To be eligible, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Based in or locating to Lancashire, including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool
  • Trading for under three years
  • Received less than 200,000 Euros in public support in the last three years
  • Will create jobs and growth

Decisions will be made by a private sector led panel.