This project is funded by the
European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund

The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) programme helps people living in rural Leicestershire who are economically inactive and unemployed.  The project provides access to holistic, tailored support that enables people to move into job search, training or employment.

WiLL is a partnership of 7 organisations; Vista (lead organisation) CASE, b-inspired, Access All Areas Training CIC, Rural Community Council, Voluntary Action Leicestershire, and Workers' Educational Association that work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for participants.

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CASE Enterprise Bureau

CASE offers a full business start up and support service as part of the WiLL programme for eligible people living in Leicestershire.  The service is for people considering starting their own business who want to better understand the pros and cons of self-employment and whether they are suited to it.

If you feel that self-employment is the right decision for you we offer a full programme of 1-2-1 support and mentoring, including in depth meetings covering business management, finance, marketing, taxation and much more.

If our setting up in business support service is of interest to you but you are not eligible for the WiLL programme you could still get help and advice from CASE about becoming self-employed or starting a co-operative, social enterprise or other form of business. 

Contact us directly at CASE on 0116 222 5010 or at

"I’ve been getting on great with CASE.  I’m currently attending a Self Employment course which CASE is running and it has been really beneficial.  Dorothy is a fountain of knowledge and cares so much that we know everything we need to know".
JN - WiLL Participant - March 2020

"I can honestly say that Emma and CASE have been exactly what I needed. As someone starting from scratch (a little later in life) the support and savvy of Emma was outstanding. I was guided, reminded and helped with each step, and have just opened up my own business / There is help out there and you're lucky if you can access CASE support because they're lovely people too"!
FR - WiLL Participant - September 2022

“The help my son has received from the WiLL project has been invaluable. It came along just at a time when he needed it most. Due to illness and personal circumstances he needed to rethink how he would build a future for himself and his three young daughters. Coming off benefits and becoming self-employed was the only viable option, but it seemed impossible until we found the WILL Project. His mentor, Emma Compson, has been so generous with her time and encouragement, and Emma’s business expertise has been invaluable, we are both very grateful for all the support”.
KH & DH – WiLL Participant – October 2022

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