The funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a continuously evolving range of sources, currently including:
- Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
- Lancaster University Management School
- University of Cumbria
- Allerdale Borough Council/Sellafield Ltd’s Social Impact Investment Fund
- Westmorland and Furness Council/FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative/Coastal Communities Fund
- Carlisle City Council
- South Lakeland District Council
- Cumbria LEP
Plus a range of commercial sponsors.
New Enterprise Allowance Funding
The New Enterprise Allowance project is funded by the Department of Work and Pensions and allocated as match funding against the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.
Skills and Community Support Funding
The Employees Support in Skills project is receiving up to £8.5 million funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.
The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
Cumbria Growth Fund
Cumbria Growth Fund is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through the Regional Growth Fund.
Coastal Communities Fund
The Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government.