HS2 business grants

The HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) has been created to support local economies that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands.

Applications are invited for capital or revenue funding from £10,000 up to a maximum of £250,000. Through this funding, HS2 are looking to fund interventions that will have a positive impact on local economies (this may include a number of small schemes that are brought together in a package of interventions).

Who can apply for funding?

Primarily this funding programme is targeted at organisations which have formal objectives that support the development of local business/tourism.

You are eligible to apply for funding if your organisation is formally established for public benefit and is not for profit.

Other organisations may be eligible to apply for funding too eg non-statutory bodies who have a governing document. More information on eligible organisations is included in the guidance document.

HS2 will not directly fund individuals, limited liability partnerships, private sector company/business or any organisation that cannot demonstrate appropriate governance.