Through Growth Deals, Local Enterprise Partnerships can seek freedoms, flexibilities and influence over resources from Government, and a share of the Local Growth Fund to target their identified growth priorities. This includes putting forward activity led by partners as part of a package bid.

The Local Growth Fund is the Government’s funding pot of at least £2bn a year from 2015/16 to 2020/21.  Most of the funding is allocated through a competitive process.

Our first Growth Deal with Government was announced on 7 July 2014, and extended on 19 January 2015.  It was signed in Grimsby on 18 February 2015.

Government announced a further round of Growth Deals with LEPs at the Budget in March 2016. Our third Growth Deal was announced in Hull on 23 January 2017.

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You can find out more about our Growth Deal investments on our website.