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Innovation and growth factsheet series: funding local development

Factsheet front coverFunding mechanisms for local growth activity – including university infrastructure, business engagement and innovation programmes – increasingly require deep collaboration with local partners and strategic, long-term planning.

This factsheet provides a high-level overview of finance relevant to universities funding local growth, regeneration and capital projects. This includes locally-derived funding streams such as business rates, and also national or international sources such as bonds and loans. ​


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