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County Durham Growth Fund

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What is The County Durham Growth Fund: 

Capital grant for projects that will expand the business and create jobs. Support of up to 45% contribution towards eligible projects over £100,000. Support can be for a range of costs such as land and buildings, premises lease and refurbishment, plant, machinery and equipment, professional fees, installations and software licenses. Express interest with the provider to discuss eligibility of your project.

Who's the Fund for?

Established and start up (within 12 months of registration) SMEs.


Excluded sectors: Agriculture, fishery/aquaculture, retail (business to consumer), banking, insurance, tobacco products, nuclear power, businesses in financial difficulty.


Excluded projects: child minding, nursing, social welfare, sports facilities, house building or renovation, any activity supplementing public services such as education.


Businesses based in or relocating to County Durham.

Closing Date: Application rounds each year until June 2023.

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