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Collaboration 4 Growth funding and support for North Kesteven businesses

Collaboration 4 Growth (C4G) offer grants and business support for micro, small, or medium size businesses in Lincoln, North Kesteven, and West Lindsey.

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln BIG are working in partnership to provide business support to new and existing SMEs who trade on a business-to-business basis. Eligible businesses can receive up to 12 hours support or a grant to support the growth and diversification of their organisation.

Through this project, there are revenue and capital grants available between £2,000 and £7,000 supporting activities such as the creation or implementation of new systems and purchasing new equipment. 

Businesses are entitled to receive a grant or 12 hour’s free business advice. The C4G project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Bishop Grosseteste University launch new hub to support social economy businesses

Bishop Grosseteste University has launched a new hub to support charities, cooperatives, community groups and other social economy businesses across Greater Lincolnshire.

The Social Economy Academy was launched under the hub's community offer with support from Lincolnshire County Council and Business Lincolnshire. The academy offers a blend of practical and academic workshops delivered by a range of partners. For more information please see here.

Way to Work campaign

The Way to Work campaign is a partnership between government and employers to get 500,000 jobseekers into work by the end of June 2022. 

Building on the success of the flagship Kickstart Scheme, The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will work with a wider range of employers to cement positive relationships and show them the good quality of candidates coming through jobcentres.

This includes through direct engagement with employers across booming sectors like construction, haulage and logistics and social care. For more information please see here.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

We're exhibiting at the Big Business Event


The Economic Development Team are exhibiting at the Big Business Event on Wednesday 27 April. The event will be an opportunity to network, collaborate and gain inspiration from businesses across the East Midlands.

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Webinars for the weeks ahead

26/04/2022 10:00-11:30 The Customer Journey

26/04/2022 12:00-12:45 Business Lincolnshire Live Show - Episode #10 - Tips for Futureproofing your Business

27/04/2022 10:00-11:30 Creating Engaging Social Media Content

27/04/2022 11:30-12:00 Manufacturing Technical Masterclasses – Automatic Assembly Work Instructions

28/04/2022 10:00-11:30 LinkedIn for Business

04/05/2022 14:00-15:30 Short Form Video for Social Media