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Local Growth Fund

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s ‘Growing the Humber’ Local Growth Fund (LGF) Programme is a £4m scheme to help grow businesses in the Humber area, including North East Lincolnshire.

Local Growth Fund

Launched in April 2015, having secured funding through the Government’s Growth Deal, the Programme is designed to unlock projects that have the potential for job creation and growth.

Key criteria:

Funding is available to existing SME business across the Humber area (North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull and North East Lincolnshire)

  • The minimum level of grant available is £5,000
  • The maximum level of grant available is £200,000

For eligibility and details of how to apply, visit

Businesses who would like support with their LGF application can contact e-Factor by telephoning (01472) 252780 or visiting their website,


Previous funding through Regional Growth Fund

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s previous ‘Growing the Humber’ Programme helped unlock nearly £30million of funding for this area, and grants were also approved for North East Lincolnshire businesses through the RGF Food Manufacturing Cluster Programme, supported by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.


In North East Lincolnshire, a total of  £8million worth of grants have been awarded to 66 small and large companies, creating over 570 jobs and £49m private sector investment. Regional Growth Fund grants helped to fund major relocation and expansion programmes as well as machinery purchases and skills development projects. Both of these Programmes are now closed but you can read about some of the case studies of local companies that we helped access this funding on this website in the Case Studies section.

How businesses have benefitted across the Humber

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