Start-up and growth

Textiles growth programme

All grants need to comply with EU state aid legislation which sets out how much grant can be awarded towards total eligible costs for different activities dependent upon company size and location

Grants can cover eligible items within the following categories:

  • Capital Expenditure
  • Skills & Training Expenditure
  • Research & Development Expenditure

Working capital is not eligible for funding

Maximum grant is £1m


Large, medium, small and micro businesses within the textiles sector, defined as textiles manufacturers and their suppliers

Focussing on businesses located in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire

Grants to businesses with eligible projects outside these key areas where the case can be made

Projects with eligible activities as defined in our documentation

Projects with a proven case for grant i.e. the project could not go ahead without public funding


If you think you have an eligible project for funding, send details of your company and project to and ask to put be in touch with a textiles advisor