Stoke Staffs LEP

Growing Places Fund













Dunston Business Village received £1.3million from the Growing Places Fund


Please note: There are currently no live calls for bids for the Growing Places fund.


The GPF has awarded £6.5million in loans to date with 929 jobs created, 67,948 sq ft office space, 423,475 sq ft warehouse/commercial, 140 hotel/bedspaces and 394 houses*.

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.

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.

*The figures include both profiled and achieved outputs.