£1m of the Stoke & Staffs LEP’s Growing Places Fund is still unallocated. These funds are available as short term loans to support companies investing in the future ready for the emerging business demand in the regional, national and global markets.
Bidding for the funds is strictly limited within bidding windows with the window for Round 12 being open between 23 March and 18 May 2018. Projects will be competitively appraised after the bidding window is closed, please see the Call Specification for more details. Successful projects will need to demonstrate that they will generate economic growth in a short space of time with the right infrastructure in place. They will need to show that they have a solid business case, are deliverable in a reasonably short timescale, will create jobs or housing and provide returns which can be reinvested locally by the LEP, in addition to attracting further private investment.
Application forms and Call Specification for applicants can be found below and further details on how to return finished applications can be found on the application form.
Growing Places Fund