Get up to 40% funding towards support that can increase leadership and management capacity or capability.

Who is the funding for?

The Business Compass Leadership and Management programme has been designed to encourage the growth ambitions of Tees Valley SMEs by providing grant funding for projects that can increase leadership and management capability or capacity.

The Business Compass Leadership and Management Programme is part funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and delivered by NBSL.

We can offer up to 40% funding towards projects costing between £2,500 and £5,000 - a grant of up to £2000.

What type of projects can we fund?

We can provide funding to support the cost of business coaches who can challenge, motivate and develop your management capability and capacity in any part of your business.

You might want to bring in a marketing expert to improve your ability to develop strategies and tools. Or you might want support from a finance expert to develop your management team to run the business more efficiently.

You can use the funding towards almost any kind of coaching or mentoring that will help your business to be managed more effectively by your team.

Want to find out more?

If you've got an idea for a project, but you're not sure if it's something we can fund, just get in touch with us - we'll let you know and talk you through our very simple application and funding process.

For more information, call us on 01642 030230 and speak to Jonpaul Heron, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Already know that your project is eligible and want to apply?

Click the button below and choose 'Leadership and Management' in the Enquiry Details section.

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Funding is provided by the European
Regional Development Fund 2014-20


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If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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