Regional Growth Fund programmes guide

Explains how businesses, looking for funding of less than £1 million, can apply for support through Regional Growth Fund (RGF) programmes.

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You can find details of Regional Growth Fund programmes on the business finance support finder.

Regional Growth Fund (RGF) money is available through RGF programmes.

RGF programmes are schemes run by national or local organisations that have been awarded RGF cash to offer grants and/or loans to eligible businesses.


To be eligible businesses must:

  • be based in England
  • want to strengthen or grow their business
  • create or protect jobs
  • be investing private capital
  • be unable to find funding elsewhere for the application
  • be state aid compliant

Please note each Regional Growth Fund programme will have specific criteria for applications. You will need to check this when you apply.

‘Live’ programmes


Contact the respective programme lead directly if you are interested in any of the live programmes listed on this page. They can tell you whether you are eligible and suitable for their programme.

Contact the BEIS RFG Team ( if you experience any difficulties making contact with the programmes.

Published 10 April 2014
Last updated 28 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated the programmes under the Nationwide, North West, South West, and Yorkshire and the Humber lists.

  2. Added new programmes to the nationwide and West Midlands lists.

  3. Added 2 new programmes to the nationwide list. Removed programmes from the lists for East Midlands, North East, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber.

  4. Added East Sussex County Council to list of programmes.

  5. Added Greater Manchester Export Fund to the list of live programmes in the North West.

  6. Updated list of live programmes.

  7. List of 'Live programmes' updated.

  8. Updated live programme list added.

  9. Revised list of 'live' Regional Growth Fund programmes added.

  10. First published.