growing places fund

Dorset LEP has been awarded £9.7m from central government's Growing Places Fund to support innovation, productivity, housing and job creation in Dorset. 

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Our Growing Places Fund (GPF) provides short-term repayable loans to kick-start economic development projects across Dorset.  From investment in business parks, centres and offices to rail crossings and broadband, the GPF loan supports projects that might otherwise have stalled or not got off the ground in the first place.

View projects in Dorset benefiting from the Growing Places Fund

Apply for a Growing Places Fund loan 
We welcome GPF loan applications from private sector businesses and public sector organisations operating in Dorset.

To find out more about the Growing Place Fund click here or contact:

Martina Hanulova
Programmes Manager, Growing Places Fund
T: 07925 891380
E: mhanulova@bournemouth.ac.uk

Proposed projects must meet the following criteria:

  • The investment is capital, not revenue-based
  • 100% of the loan will be repaid within a maximum of five years from the award date
  • The minimum loan amount is £250,000
  • The investment is State Aid compliant
  • The project delivers benefits within the Dorset County area
  • The scheme supports the strategic priorities of Dorset LEP