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Funding Options


As research and development is so important for business growth, our University can work with you to provide an affordable solution. We have access to funding streams which could award you a £60-£90,000 grant.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

For UK businesses wanting to improve performance or move into new areas, you can do this by accessing knowledge and expertise available within Leeds Beckett University. Government funding makes collaborating with Universities a cost effective solution.

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Business Growth Solution

The ‘Business Growth Solution’ is a Leeds Beckett University scheme which provides up to £3,000 of funding per project. It will offer mentoring, workshops and coaching in order to launch and implement a growth strategy tailored to your business.

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Innovate UK Vouchers

If you are a start-up enterprise or a small or medium-sized business in the UK, you can apply for funding through us and potentially receive vouchers worth £5,000 to support your innovation project.

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Horizon 2020

For research intensive companies of all sizes, our University can support your access and understanding of this funding opportunity as part of your company’s own innovation strategy. Working with our academics can supply relevant research and expertise to your business and through collaboration our skilled business development managers can help you respond to specific funding calls. Engaging with us through our Enterprise and Innovation Academy means that we can help you recognise funding that may be relevant to you. 

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Funding SMART Scheme

Innovate UK SMART funding can help your business to accelerate products and services from concept to commercialisation. Our experienced team can help you understand what is available and how you can utilise this to support your research or commercialisation activities. This might be just what you need to give your business the competitive edge. 

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Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Funding

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) skills funding provides support for business growth to small and medium sized businesses in the Leeds City Region. This could allow you to get up to 50% match funding towards your skills training. Leeds Beckett University is proud to be an approved provider of training for the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Skills Service.

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