Reserve List Funding Opportunity ()

Reserve List Funding Opportunity

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the enquiry form located at the bottom of the page or on the Contact page. The Good Growth team will respond to you within five working days with a full application form if eligible, which will need to be returned to the Good Growth team via email ( in advance of the application deadline. 

Minimum grant award: £200,000

Application deadlines:

Review point 1: 22/01/2024 (closed)

Review point 2: 11/03/2024

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on the dates stated above.

We strongly encourage project applicants who want to be considered for the reserve list to attempt to meet the review point 1 deadline (22 January 2024) in order to allow as much time as possible for delivery. All projects must factor in time for approval and contracting into their milestones.

Investment Priority:

Supporting Local Business, Community and Place, People and Skills,  Supporting Rural Businesses & Communities

The Good Growth Programme is looking to build a reserve list of projects that can be mobilised with very short notice and deliver at pace. Projects can deliver across any of the Good Growth programme priorities, and we are inviting projects to come forward that will enable CIoS to capitalise on our economic opportunities, that will promote pride in place, that support local communities, that will support people and skills in CIoS and that will support the rural economy and rural communities.

Any project that wants to be considered for the reserve list must have the following in place;

  •  Match funding secured (evidence to be submitted with application)
  •  Financial accounts for the last two financial years from lead applicant (submitted with application)
  •  Lease agreement and landlord permissions for activity to take place and/or ownership of site as well as any street work licences where relevant (evidence to be submitted with application)
  •  Relevant internal organisational approvals needed to deliver the project
  •  For capital projects/builds all need to have in place statutory consents including but not limited to planning permission and consents (evidence of planning permission in the form of a planning application (PA) reference number which must be submitted with the Good Growth application form), environment agency permits/licences and any marine management organisation licence
  •  Projects that involve delivery partners must have draft partnership agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in place or support letters from intended delivery partners (submitted with application)
  •  Job descriptions of any staff that will be funded by SPF will need to be in place, as well as clear plans for recruitment (evidence to be submitted with application)
  •  Clear milestones for project activity will need to be in place for all projects, including ability to scale the project given the uncertainty around start date. All projects must factor in time for approval and contracting into their milestones and note the programme end date of March 2025.

The above listed bullet points are gateway criteria that all projects must have in place in order for their application to be considered for the reserve list. Applicants that do not have the above in place will not be considered. We reserve the right to ask projects to develop a business case (for capital projects) or a delivery plan (revenue projects) prior to contracting.

We are inviting projects looking for a minimum SPF grant of £200,000 to come forward with bids that can be fully delivered prior to March 2025. Projects that are already on the reserve list do not need to reapply. Projects that have previously been rejected should only apply if they have addressed feedback. Projects can deliver activities across the Good Growth programme priorities, including the Rural Prosperity Fund.

Projects can select outputs and outcomes from across the entire programme, and we expect all projects to demonstrate good value for money. We reserve the right to prioritise projects that deliver outputs and outcomes that will help us to strengthen areas of the programme that reflect programme need, geographical (currently North Cornwall) and strategy gaps at any given time.

>>> Download the initiation form for GG001 to understand the full requirements and expectations.


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    If you would like to share your proposal with the elected councillor for your division, please find My Area - Cornwall Council list of currently elected members and which divisions they serve. You may also want to share details of your proposal with your local Member of Parliament Find MPs - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament. Please email them directly with details of your Good Growth proposal so they can follow up with you.

    Potential applicants often find it useful to talk through proposals with their local councillor, gaining insight into how the project fits the local context, finding this additional advice and support beneficial. This is completely optional, and in addition to the Good Growth Delivery Facilitation Team support which all potential applicants can access to help support their Good Growth applications.

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