Growing Places Fund


Our Growing Places Fund provides loan-funding to help kick-start and support development projects across Suffolk and Norfolk. From innovation centres that will help launch new start-ups to transforming empty land into new homes and commercial premises, the Fund provides infrastructure loan funding to projects that might otherwise have stalled or not started at all.

Click here to see our Growing Places Fund projects.

Appraisal process

Once appraised, projects will be presented to the LEP Board or its Investment Appraisal Committee for approval and the board will determine whether to approve or reject each application.

Successful projects will receive a full funding agreement which will define the expectations and responsibilities of the delivery body, the mechanism for issuing funding and the obligations of the applicant in terms of outputs and outcomes to be delivered.


How to apply

Click on the link for a full guide to the application process.



To find out more, contact Iain Dunnett, Growing Places Fund Coordinator,


Case Study: Great Yarmouth Venetian Waterways

"We look forward to seeing one of our unique heritage gems and community assets being restored over the coming year under the hands of our contractors and volunteers. We would like to thank the skilled team who have made this ground-breaking a reality, as well as our project funders, the Heritage Lottery Fund, New Anglia LEP and MHCLG.”

Cllr Graham Plant and Cllr Trevor Wainwright


Ground-breaking 2 – photo credit to Debby Besford