Leicester charity The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is running its successful grant scheme again.

Following a pilot in 2021, a scheme took place in 2022 in which £50,850 was delivered to businesses from various parts of Leicestershire. This included a musician, café, gardener, beauty industry, artist and digital marketer.

Now applications are open again for grants of up to £5,000.

To be eligible applicants much be over 18 and under 45 years of age, a resident in Leicestershire or Rutland and operating their business from within this area, having done so for at least one year already. Full eligibility criteria can be found HERE

Ammo Khan, Trustee at The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity leading the grants scheme, added:

“We’re thrilled to once again be offering this fantastic opportunity for businesses in Leicestershire and Rutland to obtain a £5,000 grant.

After a successful pilot in 2021, last year we received 234 applications totalling over £1million in grant requests. I had the pleasure of speaking with many of our grant recipients from last year’s scheme and it was clear to see what difference the funding was able to make, so I’m looking forward to seeing similar results again this time around.”

The application deadline is 9am on 31 August 2023. Applications will be reviewed by the grant committee, with final decisions taken on grant awards during the week commencing 21 September 2023.