Regional Growth Fund Round 5 application forms

The Expression of Interest form and the application form  can be found by clicking these links. These are also available on the RGF webpages (

The Round 5 forms are mostly the same as the Round 4 forms except for:

  • More information is requested up-front on the state aid instruments relied on for the RGF bid (this is primarily to help the RGF team quickly identify regional aid bids that need to be fast-tracked, and also to minimise further the risk of non-compliant bids being submitted)
  • Companies now need to submit their most recent company accounts with their bid, plus enter figures for total turnover and employees in the last two years on the application form (presumably to get a better initial handle on a bidder’s financial health)
  • An eligibility check to confirm that bidders are private sector organisations (which can include HE institutions) and not LEPs etc

Also, please note that completed application forms should be sent


Dates for RGF briefings are as follows:


Date for event and expression of interest meetings Event location Extra expression of interest meetings Expression of interest meeting locations
11 October Royal Station Hotel Newcastle, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH 18 October Moongate House, 5th Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0HF
14 October Loughborough University,Sir Dennis Rooke building, Science and Enterprise Park, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU 8 November Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA
25 October 3M Buckley Innovation Centre Huddersfield, Firth St, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD 31 October Alexandra House, Lawnswood Business Park, Redvers Close, Leeds, LS16 6QY
28 October 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET 11 November 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET
5 November Plymouth University, Tamar Science Park, 1 Davy Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8BX 19 November 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH
13 November Liverpool John Moores University, John Lennon Art & Design Building, 2 Duckinfield Street Liverpool L3 5RD 22 November Floor 7, Arndale Tower, Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ
14 November The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, 21 November Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4AJ