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Growth Funds

Compelling bids for competitive funds

Regional Growth Fund

The Government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has supported private sector business growth in place economies which are overly dependent on public sector jobs. The Fund is competitive and open to private sector applicants and public-private partnerships which can deliver new job outputs and strong leverage of other investment alongside RGF.

GENECON led and advised on a broad range of RGF applications in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of the Fund, and have prepared a number of successful bids including:

  • a major new confectionary manufacturing plant for Haribo in West Yorkshire;
  • a new agricultural machinery manufacturing facility for Alamo in the West Midlands;
  • expanded manufacturing capacity for DI(UK) in the North West to service the oil/gas industry;
  • an investment programme for the Daedalus Business Partnership to expand the aerospace and marine manufacturing sectors in the Solent
  • a business growth programme in Nottingham targeting key sectors in science and digital media;
  • an advanced manufacturing expansion programme for Sea Change Sussex in Hastings;
  • a marine sector growth programme on the Isle of Wight.

GENECON has also worked extensively on Local Growth Deals and Local Growth Fund (LGF) project business cases, supporting promoters to develop high quality project proposals, and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in project appraisal and investment priorities.

If you have a project or programme and would like to discuss potential eligibility for Growth funding please contact a member of our team.