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Let’s Grow – North and East Yorkshire

Let’s Grow North & East Yorkshire is a Regional Growth Fund (RGF) programme administered by the BE Group. Let’s Grow will be open to applicants from June 2015 until December 2016, or until all the funds have been fully committed.

There has been £4 million allocated to the Fund from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Regional Growth Fund supports projects and programmes that leverage private sector investment creating economic growth and sustainable employment. It aims particularly to help those areas and communities currently dependent on the public sector to make the transition to sustainable private sector-led growth and prosperity. The Fund aims to achieve these objectives by offering grants to businesses in North & East Yorkshire to encourage investment which will create new jobs or safeguard existing jobs.

For more information on the fund you can visit the Let’s Grow Website. Contact Mike Baker for an initial discussion on eligibility.

LEADER programmes
LEADER is a community led rural development programme which improves the quality of life and prosperity in rural communities through locally driven rural development initiatives and projects.

There are three LEADER programmes now active across our area, all outlined below.

Please read the guidelines and confirming you have an eligible project, please make contact with the relevant programme manager directly for an initial discussion.

Yorkshire Dales LEADER programme .   Contact Rima Berry, tel: 01524 251002 or  email: rima.berry@ydmt.org

North York Moors Coast and Hills LEADER programme Contact Amy Thomas, tel: 01439 772700 or email:  a.thomas@northyorkmoors.org.uk

Coast Wolds Wetlands and Waterways LEADER programme Contact the Rural Programmes Team tel: 01377 208410  or email: leader@eastriding.gov.uk

Information about grants and funding options relevant to this sector will be advertised on this page when they are available.

A Funding Finder service is also available on our How’sBusiness.org website.