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Finance and investment

Investing in Greater Manchester 

We're making it easier to get funding for projects that will help grow the Greater Manchester economy.

We offer loans at commercial rates to businesses and organisations to fund schemes that will boost local employment, improve people's skills and contribute to the region's economic growth.

Our Core Investment Fund has invested £103.5m into over 90 businesses in Greater Manchester creating or safeguarding over 6,500 jobs.

We can tap into European funding too, and have money to help housing developers and organisations with environmental improvements that will contribute to a low carbon Greater Manchester.

See if we can help your business contribute to a more prosperous, greener Greater Manchester.

Core Investment Fund

Our Core Investment Fund offers flexible loans and equity investments of between £0.5m and £5m at commercial rates.

Greater Manchester Housing Fund

The Greater Manchester Housing Fund is helping free up land, regenerate housing and build new homes.

Greater Manchester Skills Capital Programme 2017-20 

The GMCA has recently secured £71m for skills capital projects for the period 2017-20 as part of the Local Growth Fund. 

Low Carbon Fund 

The Low Carbon Fund will invest £15m of ERDF resources to promote the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable sources. It is envisaged that this will take the form of debt and equity funding of up to £5m with a maximum term of 15 years.

The fund is aimed at renewable / low carbon technology installations and district energy networks, with the focus on greenhouse gas reduction.