Apply for Growing Places Fund

The Black Country Growing Places Loan and Gap Funding programme launched in 2012 to bring forward stalled development sites that will generate employment floorspace, jobs and/or residential units.

Growing Places is a revolving fund, hence open to further application as funds repaid. In this regard, around £5 million capital will be available over the forthcoming 12-18 months based on recycled capital and interest from previous funding rounds.

Growing Places Funding is only available for:

  • projects that are stalled; and
  • subject to funding would be in a position to proceed on site within around 6 months

Applicants are asked to note that the bid will be subjected to legal and financial Due Diligence to be carried out by the Accountable Body and Black Country LEP partners. A contract for loan / grant funding cannot be awarded until full Due Diligence has been completed.

For further information or advice please contact:

If you wish to speak to the Programme Management Office prior to submitting your Initial Proposal, please contact Lara Smith on 01384 471159 or

Download the Growing Places Fund Fact Sheet here.

To apply for Growing Places Funding download the Initial Proposal form and email to:

Download - the Initial Proposal form

Other Useful Information

Download - Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Single Accountable Body’s Role & Responsibilities