The funds and programmes within the £75 million Growth Package are designed to support businesses and individuals at critical moments in their development and create new high-value jobs in the city region. This investment is part of the Metro Mayor’s long-term plan to deliver inclusive growth across the City Region.
Included in the package are:
- A £20 million loan fund for local businesses to invest in creating jobs and boosting productivity – Flexible Growth Fund
- An Inward Investment Facilitation Fund
- An intensive scale-up programme for creative, digital and tech SMEs – Gather
- An employer-led creative and digital employability skills training programme for up to 325 young people