Information on the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), including latest news and how to access the RGF and other funding sources.
The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has supported eligible projects and programmes raising private sector investment to create economic growth and lasting employment.
Investing £2.7 billion to help businesses in England to grow, RGF is expected to create or safeguard around 270,000 jobs by the mid-2020s.
Following the 2015 Spending Review, no future rounds of the RGF are proposed.
Companies and programmes awarded grants through rounds 1 to 6 will continue to receive their funding.
RGF funding still available
RGF money is available through RGF programmes. RGF programmes are run by national or local organisations offering grants and/or loans to eligible businesses. If you run a business and are looking for funding of less than £1 million, you may be able to apply to an RGF programme.
You can also see what other support might be available to you by visiting the government’s business finance support finder.
Annual monitoring report
The third annual monitoring report covers the performance of RGF between Rounds 1 to 5.
Exceptional Regional Growth Fund (eRGF)
Ministers reserve the option to use the eRGF funding to respond quickly to significant economic shocks or exceptional bids that present an opportunity to secure internationally mobile investment. eRGF funding is strictly limited, only exceptionally strong bids will be supported and they will be subject to due diligence by BEIS.
Email: RGF Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.