Government departments breakdown Growing Places cash

The government has revealed how it will divide an additional £270m in funding between regional Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Greater Manchester will receive some £12 million from the Growing Places Fund; Leeds City Region, £11 million; Hertfordshire £5m; Lancashire, £6 million; while Heart of the South West local enterprise partnership will receive almost £7m. (See the table below for a full list of the allocations).

Communities secretary Eric Pickles said the additional funding would allow LEPs to “unlock sites for infrastructure development that support new homes” and could be used in conjunction with some £150m in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) that councils will be allowed to borrow for projects.

The additional funding comes on top of the original allocations of £460m, and more than half of the new money has come from the Department for Transport.

Transport secretary Justine Greening said: “Transport infrastructure projects are often the key to unlocking jobs and growth potential, where new link roads or junction improvements can be a catalyst for investment in new regeneration sites of homes and businesses that otherwise might not happen.

“Feedback from the first round of our funding is that lots of projects are transport focused which is why I am delighted to provide £150 million from my Department towards the additional £270 million for the Growing Places Fund.”

The Department for Communities and Local Government said further details on a competition for allocating funding for TIF schemes would be announced “in the spring”.


Local Enterprise PartnershipNew Growing Places allocationTotal Growing Places funding
North Eastern Local Enterprise Partnership
£ 8,198,503
Sheffield City Region  
Stoke and Staffordshire  
Greater Birmingham and Solihull  £7,283,524
Hertfordshire £5,246,729
Cumbria £2,162,498
Lancashire £6,286,494
Greater Manchester 
Liverpool City Region 
Cheshire and Warrington 
York and North Yorkshire 
Leeds City Region 
Leicester and Leicestershire 
Tees Valley 
The Marches Enterprise Partnership - Shropshire and Herefordshire 
Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 
Black Country 
Coventry and Warwickshire 
South East Midlands 
Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough 
New Anglia 
South East 
Coast to Capital 
Enterprise M3 

Thames Valley Berkshire 
West of England 
Swindon and Wiltshire 
Heart of the South West 
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 
Pan London