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.

We will help you make a balanced decision through our Introduction to Self Employment Workshops

If you feel that self-employment is the right decision for you we offer a full programme of support, including further in depth workshops covering business management, finance, marketing, taxation and much more.  The workshops provide opportunities to meet and connect with other people starting their own businesses and we can also link you to established businesses.

We also offer 1-2-1 support and mentoring, both as you set up your business and through the first year of trading.

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

Our next Workshops are being held in Melton Mowbray at Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, LE13 0UL each Thursday from 23rd April to 4th June 2020 - 9.30am to 1pm 

Contact us for more details and to reserve your place on the course.