Please make sure you read all of our guidance notes and the frequently asked questions before you start your application.

Geographical Priority Areas

The document below provides information on the Funds current priorities. 


Guidance notes

The below document provides information about BLEF, including background about the Fund and queries around what you can apply for. Please read this in conjunction with the below FAQ document.


FAQs

The below document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Fund. Please read this in conjunction with the above Guidance Notes.


Sample application forms

These forms are provided for information only. Please do not complete these forms.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system which is accessed by creating an account and taking a short quiz to check that your project meets the basic requirements to be eligible for funding. If your project meets the criteria you will be given a link to the application form. Take the eligibility quiz.

These sample application forms are available should you wish to be able to download or print off copies to help you to plan your application.


Application help notes

The aim of these notes is to help applicants complete the online application form. This includes step-by-step support about how to use the online system and a guide to the information applicants must provide about their project, including why we’re asking for certain information and how this will be used.


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Animations

Take a look at these handy animations to see what we are looking for with regards to your project idea and application.

Business and Local Economy Fund Animations