District Growth Scheme aims to support business growth and job creation within the District.


The scheme can award rates relief to help businesses locate into the District or support new/existing businesses to expand.  The aim is to encourage eligible businesses to deliver their growth ambitions, attract and increase investment in the District, create new jobs and support bringing empty buildings back into commercial use.


The Scheme has 3 main priorities;

  • Supporting business growth investment
  • Bringing Listed Buildings back into use for commercial purposes
  • Supporting businesses to relocate/expand in the District’s Town Centres of Keighley, Shipley, Bingley & Ilkley


The Scheme will close on 31 March 2020 and no new applications will be accepted after this date.


Businesses in key sectors will receive priority access to the Scheme. These sectors are;


  • Financial, Legal, Business and Professional Services.
  • Leisure and Retail.
  • High-growth sectors including small scale advanced manufacturing, Green technologies, creative and digital industries.


Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.


For further information please contact the InvestinBradford team

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