Guidance

Regional Growth Fund

Information on the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), including latest news and how to access the RGF and other funding sources.

Overview

The £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) supports eligible projects and programmes that are also raising private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment. Selected bidders must drawdown their grants between 2011 and 2017.

We have announced the selected bidders for Round 5 (MS Word Document, 50.5KB) . Round 6 opens summer 2014.

Accessing RGF funding

RGF funding of £1 million or more

RGF is a competitive fund and has a smallest bid threshold of £1 million. If you’re interested in bidding and the bidding process, please see RGF: a guide for bidders.

Find out how RGF has helped Nifco, a previous bidder directly to the RGF Fund.

RGF funding of less than £1 million

If you run a business and are looking for funding of less than £1 million, you may be able to apply to a RGF programme.

National or local organisations run RGF programmes, offering grants and/or loans to eligible businesses. See more information in the Regional Growth Fund programme guide.

Find out how RGF has helped Greencroft Bottling Company Limited, a bidder to the ‘Let’s Grow Programme’ in the North East.

Latest news

Round 5 selected bidders announced

Congratulations to the 50 selected bids from the 133 bids received in Round 5. You can view the selected bidders for Round 5 (MS Word Document, 50.5KB) .

You should know whether we have selected your bid. Please email the RGF Team if we haven’t contacted you.

Selected bidders should visit RGF: a guide for bidders for details on what happens next.

We appreciate that unselected bidders will be disappointed. Round 5 received a huge demand and was a competitive process. We wish all bidders the best for their future projects. You can visit the government’s Business finance support finder to see what’s available.

Feedback on Round 5 applications will be available on request, as part of the next bidding round for RGF. In the meantime, you can register your interest to receive feedback by emailing the RGF Team.

Map of the regional distribution of bids

The map (PDF, 1.14MB, 1 page) gives the location of all Round 5 selected projects.

Round 5 regional programmes are not identified on the map, but we have included them in the regional funding totals.

National programmes are not featured in any way on the above map or numbers, but we have included them in the list of selected bidders for Round 5 (MS Word Document, 50.5KB) .

Annual monitoring report

The first annual update on progress - RGF Rounds 1 and 2.

Contacts

Email RGF Team if you have any queries.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills local offices

Please only call the below numbers if you have a local enquiry - otherwise contact the RGF Team.

  • North West: 0161 2610350
  • Yorkshire and Humber: 07798 675138
  • North East: 07827 083634
  • West Midlands 0121 345 1228
  • East Midlands 0115 8724736
  • South Central and West: 07990 692252
  • London and the East: 020 7215 3295/01223 771869

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