Clegg makes RGF call as deadline looms

Nick Clegg has encouraged Midland businesses to apply for a share of the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) before the deadline.

This fourth round of funding has made £350m available to firms. Applications required a minimum bid of £1m and the cutoff date will be noon on 20 March 2013. Although the Deputy Prime Minister has urged midland business to approach the fund, cash is open to companies and projects across England.

The fund is intended to drive economic growth and for each pound the government commits, the private sector is putting in six pounds.

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