Stoke Staffs LEP

Growing places fund

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

The GPF has awarded £6.4million in loans to date with 984 jobs created, 295,000 sq ft of office space, 860,000 sq ft warehouse/commercial, 140 hotel/bedspaces and 389 houses.


The Growing Places fund is currently fully committed.  As a revolving fund, once the loans are re-paid they become reallocated, so please do check back regularly for details of the next call for bids.


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.