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Support for businesses

North East Lincolnshire Council works with its partners to provide a range of products and services to help businesses grow and create jobs.

Loans and grants

Regional Growth Funding

Regional Growth Funding (RGF) is a £2.6 billion Government programme, introduced to create economic growth and sustainable employment opportunities across the UK between 2011 and 2015.

At the end of 2012, following a successful bid made by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), £30 million of this funding was awarded to the Humber region.

The local programme was called ‘Growing the Humber’ and offered business investment grants to both local businesses and inward investors with investment projects that can quickly deliver tangible economic outcomes and new jobs for the local area.

This round of funding is now closed to applications. If you are currently in contract with the programme and have any queries, please contact Economic Development by calling 01472 326142 or email

Greater Lincolnshire local enterprise partnership loan fund

The £9 million Invest and Grow Fund is Greater Lincolnshire’s rolling infrastructure fund designed to kick start stalled housing and commercial developments.

Funding of between £500,000 and £2 million is available for larger schemes which can unlock developments and enable the delivery of new jobs, commercial space and homes.

The fund aims to bring forward vital infrastructure projects, boosting the economy and creating jobs. The money, which is part of the national £500 million growing places fund, can fund strategic links that will open up access to key development sites, be used for flood storage capacity to enable the development of homes and retail space or ease congestion on major commercial routes.

It aims to kick start stalled job creating developments through rapid investments in local infrastructure and tackling site constraints.

Visit the Greater Lincolnshire LEP website for more details.

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