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Growing the Humber Business Grant scheme

An overview of the programme by Karen Oliver-Spry Investment Programme Manager at the Humber LEP.

What is the purpose of the programme?

Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme which aims to stimulate business growth, Investment and job creation around the Humber.

The £8m Local Growth Fund programme builds on the previous £30m Regional Growth Fund and £4m Local Growth Fund programmes to offer grants of between £5,000 and £500,000 to help businesses invest in equipment, machinery and other capital purchases that will …

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A positive year for the Humber

A message from Kishor Tailor Chief Executive of the Humber LEP

We can certainly look back on 2017 with a sense of achievement. Despite the uncertainties over Brexit, the Humber economy has continued to perform well, as we end the year with highest levels of employment since 1975 and the lowest level of unemployment. Still, there remains a challenge with our productivity which continues to perform well below national and regional averages.

There is no doubt that the issue of Brexit has …

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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Reaches Key Milestones


The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, has achieved a number of significant milestones over the last three months, owing to the strong momentum generated across the region. Having been a part of its development from the beginning, it has been exciting to see NPIF being effectively utilised to make a real difference to businesses in the North.

The achievements we’ve witnessed so far are testament to the entrepreneurial spirit found in the North. Our …

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