Expert help for ambitious start-ups through a tailored programme of support.

AD:VENTURE offers fully funded support and advice to people starting or scaling a business. They deliver a range of services including interactive webinars and events on a variety of business topics, a dedicated business advisor, access to industry and academic expertise, and access to finance including grant funding up to £25,000.

The programme will provide access to a dedicated business advisor who can guide you through your start up and growth journey offering practical advice, connections and help in accessing finance.

AD:VENTURE offer a range of events and workshops on topics such as marketing, branding, customer journey, strategy, planning and sales.

The AD:VENTURE growth grant is available between £1000 - £25,000 to support growing companies with their capital expenditure for growth projects.

Alongside the regions local authorities and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, AD:VENTURE partners include two universities, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University and through these partners clients can access academic expertise and graduate talent.

The Business Enterprise Fund are also partners with AD:VENTURE and can offer a variety of loans for start-ups and growth.

AD:VENTURE work alongside partners The Princes Trust, who deliver a number of enterprise courses to help young people 18 to 30 to decide if starting a business is right for them, and giving them the skills and support to start a business.

Clients can register for AD:VENTURE via their website at  

You can also contact the team to check eligibility on: 0845 524 0210


Eligibility in detail:

AD:VENTURE supports individuals who would like to start a business, or businesses trading less than 36 months based in or re-locating in the Leeds City Region area (Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York

To qualify for AD:VENTURE support, the business should trade primarily with other businesses, or be looking to grow that market and have ambitions for growth including future job creation.

Please Note: ERDF Eligibility criteria do apply, and businesses in consumer retail (Only selling to the public), primary agriculture, nuclear decommissioning and education provision will not be eligible.

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