Access Innovation Programme

Access Innovation is a package of support available for businesses to develop new products and processes.

Access Innovation is a package of support available for businesses to develop new products and processes. Funded through the Growth Deal and European Regional Development Fund and run by the LEP’s Business Growth team, the programme supports with:

  • Up to 50% funding (maximum £100,0000) for businesses to access specialist expertise or facilities
  • Up to 20% funding (maximum £20,000) to purchase eligible equipment.
  • Specialist advice workshops

Eligible businesses must employ less than 250 people, have a turnover lower than £40 million, be based in Leeds City Region (not Barnsley) and be in an eligible sector.


Project Lead: Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
District/ Area: Leeds City Region (not Barnsley)
Business case summary: Link here
Funding: Leeds City Region Growth Deal (£382k)
Project Status: Delivery (apply below)
Start and end dates: End Dec 2019
Delivery partners: Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Business Growth team
Other funders: European Regional Development Fund (£2.7 million)
Contact information: Call 0113 3481818 or email BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com