One week left for Regional Growth Fund expressions of interest

Published 30th March 2012 at 1:50pm

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is reminding businesses in the Sheffield City Region that there’s just one week left until the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) round 3 deadline for expressions of interest.

Companies with robust plans for growth who want to be part of the RGF programme bid have until midnight on Friday 6 April to submit their expressions of interest to the LEP.

In particular, the LEP programme will allow suitable companies to submit bids lower than the £1 million RGF threshold. This can help both smaller companies and larger companies with smaller project.

Chris Scholey, a Private Sector LEP Board member, said:  “I’m confident that the Sheffield City Region will produce a high quality programme bid which will support jobs and economic growth in the area.”

Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are critical to the growth of the economy. We are pleased the LEP has identified the value of SMEs and developed a programme which will make the Regional Growth Fund more accessible to businesses of all sizes.”  

Companies will be asked to submit a formal expression of interest to be part of this programme bid. Details of the scheme, timescales and key documentation can be found on the SCR LEP website: www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/regional-growth-fund

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