Briefing on RGF Round 5

INVITATION TO ATTEND A BRIEFING ON REGIONAL GROWTH FUND ROUND 5

14 November 2013, 10.15am – 1.15pm

Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS

The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a £3.2 billion fund designed to help companies in England to grow. So far £2.6 billion of funding has been allocated to support a variety of projects and programmes over the course of four separate funding rounds. These projects and programmes have committed to deliver 550,000 jobs and leverage £14.7 billion of private sector investment. https://www.gov.uk/understanding-the-regional-growth-fund

Round 5 will open on 11 October and close on 9 December. Funds will be available to bidders from the private sector seeking £1 million or more for high quality projects and programmes that leverage private sector investment and create sustainable jobs.

You are invited to attend a briefing event on Round 5 of the Regional Growth Fund. The event will feature a presentation on how to make a successful bid, offer you the opportunity to pose questions to our speakers and will include a networking lunch.

We will also be providing you the chance to discuss your bid as part of an expression of interest meeting with a bid appraisal specialist from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This will allow you to receive advice on your application and get further information about the Fund.

Limited expression of interest sessions will be available on the day of the event. A dedicated day for expression of interest meetings will also take place on 21 November at Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4AJ. Telephone sessions can also be arranged to suit.

To reserve your place at the event and to secure an expression of interest session with one of our bid appraisal specialists email us on growthfund@bis.gsi.gov.uk by noon on Friday 8 November. Please specify if you require an appointment with a bid appraisal specialist on 14 November (the same day as the launch event) or on 21 November.

In advance of your expression of interest session, you will need to have completed and forwarded the Expression of Interest form to the Regional Growth Fund Secretariat at growthfund@bis.gsi.gov.uk This form must be submitted a full week prior to your intended appointment.  Click here to download a copy of the form.

If you are hoping to submit a bid below £1m you need not attend this event and instead should make contact with fund managers in your area which can be found at www.findyourrgf.com

We look forward to meeting you on the day.

Regional Growth Fund Secretariat