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£ 1,400,000,000,000 - Growth Fund deadline approaching

The Regional Growth Fund is the government's main financial instrument for investing in private sector and public/private projects that will stimulate sustainable growth and create additional employment. Closing date is 1st July.


The RGF is a £1.4 billion challenge fund that will be spread over several bidding rounds. A minimum bidding threshold of £1 million assistance applies in order to ensure that the Fund is accessible to SMEs, which should encourage a wide diversity of bids, harnessing innovation from all sectors.
Note: A lot of interest in the Fund is anticipated so bidders need to present realistic and competitive bids.


To support potential bidders there will also be a series of road shows taking place across England to provide further information about the Fund, provide an opportunity for potential bidders to network and to attend “clinics” aimed at supporting bidders in the process. Further information about these events will be published on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ RGF webpage when they become available.


To ask a question about the Regional Growth Fund or to register to attend one of the road shows, interested parties should either telephone their local BIS Regional Growth Fund contact point or email the central enquiry point:


For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:
North West: (0161) 952 4264. 
North East: (0191) 202 3838. 
Yorkshire and Humber: (0113) 341 2833. 
West Midlands: (0121) 352 5108. 
East Midlands: (0115) 971 2516. 
East: (01223) 372758. 
South West: (01752) 635067. 
South East: (01483) 882411.


Contact details: Regional Growth Fund


Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Regional Growth Fund
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
020 7215 5000

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