Our government funded Local Growth Fund (LGF) programme has now invested more than £275 million since launching in 2015 to more than 96 projects across the region.

Over the past six years, we have listened to our businesses and worked with our partners in local authorities and the private and academic sectors to ensure local insight is used to make sustainable investment decisions.

The overarching aim of the programme has been to enable inclusive economic growth with a focus on projects which create space for businesses, sustain our flourishing creative and digital sector and support skills.

COVID-19 Update: During this very difficult time we appreciate that our delivery bodies may face significant challenges regarding their LGF funded projects. We would encourage you to reach out to the LEP Investments team, to discuss these challenges as we are keen to assist and support our partners in whatever way we can. To discuss Press Releases or Marketing materials for LGF projects please contact the Communications team.


So far, we are on track to exceed our target of:

• 30,000 jobs/apprentices created

• 11,000 homes built In addition,


We are on track to achieve a combined total of more than 800,000 square metres of new and refurbished floor space built and more than 800 kilometres of new roads and cycleways by 2025


The Local Growth Fund has allocated funding to over 96 projects across the Coast to Capital area. A summary of these projects and a link to those which have business cases can be found by visiting the Investments page. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact Hannah Gosling our Investments Programme Mananger or Cali Gasson our Investment Programme and Risk Manager.


If a project is awarded funding from Government, it will then have to complete an outline business case which will be appraised and a final decision made by our Investment Committee. If approved, projects will then sign a funding agreement and start delivering.


Details for applying for future funding will be made available on the website once further funds become available. Any future calls for growth projects will also be listed here so watch this space.


The Accountable Body for our Local Growth Fund is Brighton & Hove City Council. Please find our LGF programme rolling financial schedule here and in the related resources.




Cali Gasson

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