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LS128 Business Support aims to encourage business growth in the areas of LS12 and LS28 by keeping business informed of relevant support and through the co-operation of local business community websites.

On your door step...

Within the areas of LS28 and LS12 there are several valuable local business networks. Pudsey, Calverley, Farsley and Farnley and Wortely each have active business support groups which although different in their approach, all are passionate about promoting the local area and its businesses. The links are at the foot of this page

Farsley Business Forum: is a group of local businesses, organisations and members of the community who are passionate about developing a thriving, enterprising village and supporting local businesses and the wider community. It is chaired by Councillors Andrew Carter Rod Wood. It meets quarterly at Farsley Community Church, Back Lane, Farsley between 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. If you would like more information, please contact or



Community Business Bright
Ideas Fund

Offering up to 15 days of tailored support and grants of up to #163;20,000 to develop their community business ideas. For community groups or organisations who want to set up a community business and require some support.

Closes 30 November 2016. More information go to:nbsp;;
GOV.UK: The best website to find government services and information including business and self-employed, money, tax, jobs and pensions :


The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnershipnbsp;help to unlock the Leeds City Region''s vast economic potential by enabling businesses and enterprise to thrive.

Working with public and private sector partners they provide support and funding to help businesses grow, attract new investment to the region and develop the skills, energy and digital infrastructure to create jobs and prosperity.

Here you can find out more about how they can benefit you:

Funding opportunity updates...

Arts Council England

The Arts
Council invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They are looking
for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for our
funding and help us achieve our mission of great art and culture for everyone.

Go to their website for more information.

Quick links...

The following are links to the various groups involved with LS128 business support and to the support programmes detailed this quarter. (University Technical College)