UK Steel Enterprise – Kickstart Fund

Organisation: UK Steel Enterprise

UK Steel Enterprise has announced the launch of a new fund that will help boost dozens of start-up businesses in North Lincolnshire over the next twelve months.

The Kickstart Fund initiative, launched in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council and the Growth Hub, has been introduced in a bid to support people looking to establish a business or become self-employed by helping with initial costs – especially for those with limited funds.

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 will be made available to the budding entrepreneurs, alongside guidance and advice provided by Growth Hub advisers. An initial £40,000 is being set aside for the grants.

There is also additional support to help existing companies in the region to grow, and can provide investment finance of up to £1m to facilitate expansion and create job opportunities; as well as loans on favourable terms of up to £100,000.

If you are considering starting a business and would like to talk through your plans with a Growth Hub adviser or would like more information about the UKSE Kickstart Fund please contact the council’s economic development team on 01724 297330 or email

If you are an established business which needs growth finance then please contact UK Steel Enterprise on 0800 915 1188.


  • Regions:North Lincolnshire