Melton Rotary Enterprise Group are awarding a local business, a Start-Up Grant of up to £2,000, as well as twelve months free business support. Its open to anyone living in the Borough of Melton and past residents who lived in the Borough within the last 5 years. Its our annual challenge and we're keen to support local enterprise.

To check that your proposed business has all the characteristics to meet our competetion criteria then please click the below link


Interested? Here's how it works


By 30th August 2020

To register your interest, all you need to do is complete the below online form, or ask us for a form to be emailed to you.


31st July 2020

At this stage we will launch our full terms and conditions and all interested businesses will be provided with all the information they need on available business support and business plan guidlines.

In the future (when social distancing allows) applicants will be able to come along to a series of workshops on all sorts of business topics.


30th September 2020

After we've reviewed everyone's business plans, those that have scored highly will be invited through to the final stage, where you'll get the opportunity to meet members of The Rotary Enterprise Group to discuss your business plan.

The winners of the challenge will be announced in December 2020.


Register your Interest Now




If you dont feel ready to get yourself involved this year, but you wish to start a business in the near future then please subscribe to Melton Enterprise to recieve news and information on future events.


Melton Enterprise Challenge

Support Team

When starting a business no-one expects you to do it on your own! Its uncharted territory for you, but our experienced advisors, coaches and business mentors can help you find the path thats right for you.

When enrolled in the competition you will be able to book 1:1 appointments with members of the Business Support Team.

Become a Sponsor - If you have expertise that you can offer to help new local start up businesses then please do get in touch! We would love to hear from you.


Money doesn't grow on trees, but it does grow from ideas...



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Rotary is an international organisation of enthusiastic and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas.  Members enjoy business as well as social networking opportunities, whilst giving something back to those less fortunate, learning new skills and having a huge amount of fun!

Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects both locally, nationally and internationally, and also partners with many charities worldwide. Members organise community projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, health, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy.  Rotary clubs work for and with young people to address challenges facing the youth of today.  Clubs determine service projects themselves based on local needs.

Melton Mowbray has three Rotary clubs, all supporting our communities here in Melton and overseas: to find out more click our logo!

Melton Rotary Enterprise Group is a 'Satellite Group' of Melton Rotary Club currently chaired by Martin Scholes of Scholes Wealth Management, it is a team of business owners and individuals that have a wide range of skills and experience that wish to give back to the Melton community. They meet fortnightly to work on a range of projects including local events. new initiatives and fundraising ideas.

Mowbray Enterprise is a social enterprise based in Melton Mowbray, our mission is to work with partners to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community, we hope to help bring prosperity and to achieve a vibrant place to live, work and visit.

We aim to do this by helping transform our community into a leading tourist destination, and importantly we wish to do this in a way that ensures the least fortunate in our society benefit.

Mowbray Enterprise worked with the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray to form a 'satellite group' focussed on promoting and supporting local enterprise - Melton Rotary Enterprise Group. A now established business community the aim of the group is for it to become part of the local infrastructure to help potential entrepreneurs develop their innovative ideas into thriving businesses.

Melton Enterprise Challenge is a new initiative from Mowbray and Rotary Enterprise, the aim is for it to inspire a new culture of innovation and enterprise within Melton Mowbray!