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 8 organisations; Vista (lead organisation) CASE, De Montfort University, Leicestershire County Council, Prince's Trust, 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.

FREE 'Explore Self-Employment' Workshops in Lutterworth - May/June 2022

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

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