Grants and Funded Support

Develop your business

We have an excellent record for securing funding aimed at supporting and developing the region’s small business community.

Specific projects, hosted by us, or in collaboration are all aimed at wealth creation, safeguarding jobs and helping your businesses gain a competitive edge.


Our MaCaW project assists Lancashire SMEs to reduce their carbon footprint, whilst also saving them money in the process.

Information about MaCaW

Business investment

The Investment Readiness project supports Lancashire SMEs in becoming ready for investment.

Explore business investment

Health Matters

The Health Matters programme assists Lancashire SMEs to receive funding and investment opportunities in the health sector.

Explore Health Matters

Worker owned cooperatives

In partnership with the University of Central Lancashire and Preston City Council, the PCDN is offering funding from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to provide technical support for the set-up of six worker cooperatives in the Preston region over the next 12 months

Information about the co-ops