Regional Funding


My 6-point plan for enhancing regional funding across Britain

Efforts to boost regional funding in Britain have concentrated too much on big cities


Strong regional investment focus in final pre-election Budget

Support for North-West, Cambridge and Midland among announcements in March Budget.


Regional Growth Fund gets £297m boost from Nick Clegg

Total investment since 2010 now £2.85b.


Fifth round recipients of Regional Growth Fund unveiled by Nick Clegg

Government investment pot the Regional Growth Fund has selected which businesses will receive the latest funding injections from its £3.2 billion stock.


How and why to apply for Regional Growth Fund finance

With more than £800 million of capital awarded through the Regional Growth Fund scheme so far, GrowthBusiness meets one of the successful applicants to discover what led to the application and why the funding method worked.

Venture Capital Funding

Cambridge Innovation Capital fund backed by ARM and University of Cambridge

A new fund set up to invest in Cambridge technology companies has received contributions from ARM and the University of Cambridge Endowment Fund.


Applications close for Regional Growth Fund

The third round of the Regional Growth Fund has attracted 409 bids, compared to 464 and 492 in the previous two processes.


Third round of RGF sees a further £1 billion allocated

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has launched the third tranche of the government’s Regional Growth Fund, with the manufacturing industry encouraged to bid for extra growth finance.


Growth fund investment delivery speed attacked

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has attacked the speed of the delivery of investment from the Regional Growth Fund as the government announces the recipients of the second tranche of funding from the £1.4 billion fund.


Second round Regional Growth Fund recipients

Second round recipients of the Regional Growth Fund have been named.


Ambitious Minds backed with £350,000

The North West Fund for Venture Capital has backed training and education company Ambitious Minds with a £350,000 investment to ramp up marketing and sales initiatives.


Regional Growth Fund closes second round

More than 490 businesses have applied for government grants and investment as part of a second round of funding from the £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund.