GFirst LEP has been awarded £8.4million from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Growing Places Fund to set up a revolving infrastructure investment fund for Gloucestershire. This fund is designed to stimulate local economic growth by targeting investment to deliver the infrastructure needed to unlock constrained and stalled development sites, and help to realise potential development value, new jobs, housing and regeneration.
GFirst LEP, working closely with Gloucestershire County Council, welcomes expressions of interest for potential projects. Investment funding awarded to successful applicants will take the form of a repayable loan. The County Council Economic Development Team, which is providing project management support to the scheme, can be contacted for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest News: During the next two years the fund has been allocated to support a small number of large development opportunities in the County.
Whilst meeting these commitments, there may be an opportunity for funding one or two smaller projects. If you have a project proposal please contact the team for an update on the latest available funding position.
For further information about this fund, please look at the Expression of Interest form and Guidance Notes below.
The Expression of Interest form can be downloaded below:
GIIF Expression of Interest Form
GIIF Guidance Notes
Gloucestershire LEP Investment Panel
The Gloucestershire LEP Investment Panel usually meets quarterly and acts in an advisory capacity and makes investment recommendations to the LEP Board. The Panel also reviews and monitors the programme and investment portfolio for the Infrastructure Investment Fund. The LEP Board has responsibility for making the final decisions on investment funding for this scheme.
Investment Panel Members
The panel is made up from private sector and public sector representatives.
Executive Support to the panel is provided by officers from the County Council.
Investment Panel Meeting Dates
The panel meets regularly and future meetings are as follows
- 4th April 2017
- 6th June 2017
- 18th July 2017
- 26th September 2017
- 28th November 2017