Stoke Staffs LEP

Growing places fund

We are currently unable to accept any further applications for a Growing Places Fund loan as available funds are now fully committed.  Please be advised that this is a revolving fund, so funding will be available again in the future.  If your project is not time critical we are happy to add your request to our potential project pipeline and will contact you as soon as funds are available.

Growing Places funding is 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.

Round 12A is an open round which closes at a point when all available funds are allocated. 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

Project application.  Supporting documentation list

To check if your business is located in an area eligible for Growing Places funding visit this map and type your postcode into the search facility.

If you have any initial questions, please contact Sarah Simpson on 01785 277706 or via email:

Find out more information on the Growing Places Fund website.

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