BUSINESSES in the Selby area can now take advantage of grants of between £10,000 and £1 million.

The Leeds City Region local enterprise partnership has launched a Business Growth Programme to make grants available to businesses across the area.

Neil McLean, chairman of the partnership, said: “The launch of this grant programme gives the LEP a really important new means of supporting ambitious businesses in our city region. It is there for companies that have plans to grow and create jobs but have hit funding gaps in what we know remains a difficult business finance market.

“We will be able to support the growth of a huge variety of businesses. We have also worked hard to make the application process as simple as possible, and will give applicants a swift response – once we have all the information we need we will aim to respond to applications within 30 working days.”

The grant programme is supported by money from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, and there is no set deadline for applications.