Midlothian Council LACER Fund

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What does this involve?

The Midlothian Council LACER Fund offers 2 separate grants to support social enterprises and business associations in Midlothian.

Social Enterprise Fund

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to support the development of locally based social enterprises, to help them start up and grow.

Business Association Fund

A £1,500 grant is available to help businesses come together to deliver local projects collaboratively as part of a business association.

Am I eligible?

Social Enterprise Fund

You are eligible for the Social Enterprise Fund if you:

  • are a community enterprise, social enterprise or third sector organisation
  • are headquartered in Midlothian
  • are registered with Business Gateway Midlothian
  • have signed up to the Midlothian Business Green Pledge
  • can demonstrate that the funding would allow your project to proceed

Business Association Fund

You are eligible for the Business Association Fund if you:

  • are a business or entrepreneur in Midlothian
  • plan to create a collaborative, local business association with other businesses in the same sector or geographic location

You will need to contact a business adviser from Business Gateway Midlothian to receive further eligibility details for each grant and an application form.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Funding is available for social enterprises and business associations based in Midlothian.

How long does this take?

Successful grants will be processed within 10 working days after receiving a fully completed application.

Next steps

Visit the Locate in Midlothian website for more information and to apply.

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