Issue details

Regional Growth Fund Update

In October 2012 the Government announced that Wirral Council had been successful in securing £5 million Regional Growth Funding (RGF) to support the development of the Offshore Renewable Energy Low Carbon sector within the Borough. The report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment updates on this award and the work undertaken to date to enable the Council to secure the funding available from Government.


The Investment Strategy sets out an ambitious vision for Wirral to secure its economic future by attracting investment and creating sustainable jobs for the people of the Borough. The RGF award will assist Wirral businesses to grow and provide employment opportunities for Wirral residents.


The report seeks approval to agree and sign the RGF Final Scheme Offer letter with Government.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure impact > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/12/2012

Decision due: 16 May 2013 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Planning Strategy

Lead director: Strategic Director: Regeneration and Environment

Department: Regeneration and Environment

Contact: David Ball, Assistant Director: Special Projects Email: Email: Tel: 0151 691 8395.