AD:VENTURE programme

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region which includes the Harrogate district. It involves a combination of business advice and financial support.

The programme supports businesses with high growth ambitions, and is generally aimed at businesses who supply to other businesses (B2B) Eligibility criteria does apply, but we can discuss this with you.

To find out more please visit or email

Digital Enterprise

The Digital Enterprise business support programme is aimed at small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) based in the Leeds City Region, which are aiming to grow and develop through an investment in digital technology. The programme offers three strands of support for eligible businesses:-

  1. A Digital Growth Voucher - worth from £1000 to £5000 for eligible businesses. The voucher can be used to help cover the cost of investing in digital technology solutions to enhance business performance and achieve growth - please visit
  2. A new Connectivity Voucher worth £1000 for eligible businesses. This voucher is aimed at businesses that are looking to upgrade their digital connection (broadband)
  3. The Digital Knowledge Exchange, which is a programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring support to managers/owners focused on digital technology solutions, for example Digital and social media marketing, Search Engine Optimisation and Cyber security/digital resilience etc. Events and workshops will be delivered at venues across the Leeds city region. For more information about this service please visit