Business of Sport
Whether your business supports the visitors to, or the residents of, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland a wealth of support is available to you.
Be part of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's 'Business of Sport Network' striving to make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the premier, high performing location for undertaking the business of physical activity and sport.
Our network gives you:
- A single point of access for business support to meet your needs - many of which are free
- Access to seminars and workshops to help you to grow your business - see below
- Connect with other businesses, suppliers, buyers, event hosts, venues, clubs, coaches and participants
- News and updates which affect the sporting economy in Leicestershire and Leicester.
Sign-up to the Business of Sport Network using the widget to the right and take a look around these website pages for further support.
Webinars and Workshop
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:20
Following the governments announcement on the 9th September, click through to this guidance to gain clarity in relation to your sport or physical activity.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:15
Applications have opened for employers to become part of the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.
The 6-month placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. They will be available across a range of different sectors in England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.
There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job.
Employers will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions.
Funding is available following a successful application process. Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are unable to offer this many job placements, you can partner with other organisations to reach the minimum number. Further details and an employers guide.
Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:52
Leicester City have received £3.5m from the government for an additional discretionary grant fund to widen support for small and micro businesses and charities. These grants are non-repayable. The deadline for round two of applications is 6pm on Friday 14 August. If you were eligible to apply in the first round, you will not be able to apply in this round.
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:39
Thousands of small businesses and SMEs affected by COVID-19 will be able to access support to aid their recovery and growth post-lockdown.Locally, the Small Business Charter is partnering with Leicester Castle Business School and the University of Leicester Business School
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:37
New support package to help tourism businesses adapt - Kickstarting Tourism
The grants are 100% funded by the European Regional Development Fund and there will be no requirement to contribute financially however businesses will need to demonstrate the need for any proposed activity.
Premier location for sport and physical activity
Leicestershire and Leicester is one of the premier locations for sport and physical activity in England, and can justifiably lay claim to being England's 'County and City' sporting capital. Leicestershire are leading the way with a Growth Plan for the Sport and Physical Activity sector.
In 2016 Sport and Physical Activity brought £37 billion into the UK economy.
Leicester and Leicestershire recognise the huge sporting strengths in our area and a dedicated Economy and Sport Growth Manager has been brought in to roll out 3 streams of work over the next 2 years.
- Increase visitors to the area
- Develop a 'Single Point of Access' for businesses motivated to grow and develop
- Review career pathways and skills gaps within the sector
LLEP Sports Sector Growth Plan Final (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
For more information and support please contact:
Economy & Sport Growth Manager
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
- 07785 766 644 / 01509 564859