Catalyst for Growth - Regional Growth Fund

Capital grants are available, subject to certain criteria being met, to assist companies to increase their productivity and capacity and/or undertake Research and Development to create new applications or prototypes. For example, investment in:

  • New premises, expansion or adaptation
  • Purchase of plant and machinery; Infrastructure
  • New technologies, systems and software
  • Associated training

Key objectives

  • Job creation
  • Jobs safeguarded
  • Private sector leverage and match funding

Grants under this scheme will be available via competitive calls that will run up to December 2014. Support for Potential Applicants
Events are being held across the North West ahead of the competitive calls being announced to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the programme and application process.

If you would like to speak to someone face to face about the scheme, members of the Catalyst for Growth team will be attending events on the following dates and locations:

  • Catalyst for Growth Programme Launch Sci-Tech, Daresbury - 4th February – 10.30am – 1pm. Click here for more information and to book.
  • Insider North West Doing Business in South Lakeland Breakfast 2014 Best Western Castle Green Hotel, Cumbria - 25th February – 8.30am – 11.15am. Click here for more information and to book.

There is the opportunity to book RGF funded one-to one sessions with CFG's partner C-Tech Innovation, who will work with potential applicants to help identify and develop eligible project ideas that will realise real growth opportunities. To initiate this support, please
request and complete an Expression of Interest form by emailing CFG  or visiting the website. They will then contact you to book an appointment.

Details of the programme, including eligibility criteria and dates of calls for applications are available on the project websaite.
For enquiries about any aspect of the programme email the Scheme Manager Jan Morris.

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