funding bids

We've been writing green book compliant funding bids, economic cases and impact appraisals since 1998

We wrote out last funding bid economic case for a successful £19.4m Levelling Up Fund grant in Leicester in June 2021, and our first for the successful East Lancashire Rural SRB bid in 1998. We know funding, delivery and the ecnomic tools needed to develop a great bid. We have significant knowledge of Green Book compliant project development and funding cases.

Economic rationale, project concept, options apprisal, impact appraisal, cost benefit ratios, logic chains, theory of change – they have become second nature to us. We know what it takes to successfully apply for, and win a multi-million pound grant from the UK government. We’ve done it ourselves, working in the public sector, and we have a track record of winning bids for our clients.

Levelling Up

Pioneer Park, Leicester

We advised on the successful Leicester Pioneer Park £19.4m Levelling Up Fund bid – helping Leicester City Council with impact appraisal, strategic fit, economic case and cost benefit calculations. This project will help to fund site preparation and development for the Pioneer Park Workspace, Ian Marlow Centre Redevelopment, and Abbey Court Redevelopment – to create a technology business park that joins the National Space Centre with Space Park Leicester.

Towns Fund

Harlow Towns Fund Bid

Researched and wrote the strategic and economic case for the successful £21m bid for town centre and local community regeneration projects (Harlow Council, 2020).

Future High Streets Fund

Harlow and Clacton Towns Fund Bids

Advice and input on the economic rationale, impacts, economic case, and overall approach to Future High Streets bids in Essex (Essex County Council, 2020).

Strength in Places Fund

TransMid Strength in Places Fund Bid

Provided benefits and outputs impact appraisal and metrics for Nottingham University for £16m SIPF bid for low carbon transport value chain.


We provided advice on the economic rationale, strategic and market fit, economic impact and benefits appraisal, and monitoring and evaluation plan for the REPAY SIPF bid – for innovation and agritech in the East of England.

ERDF Low Carbon

RE:FIT London

Evaluation and £2m continuation ERDF funding application for Greater London Authority (2019).


Evaluation of Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge and Peterborough Programme for PECT (2019).

Regional Growth Fund

Successful £4.3m Agritech East Programme bid

Facilitated the development of a £4.3m grant programme for innovation and business growth in Agritech for Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP.

ERDF Innovation

Collaborate to innovate (medtech)

Evaluation of Medcity’s ERDF project that links tech entrepreneurs with academic experts. 

Bradfield Centre, Cambridge

Economic case and impact appraisal for successful £2m bid to fund tech business incubator.

Cotswolds Automotive Park

Economic case contributing to gain of planning permission for £150m museum

Appraised economic case and benefits of a new £150m automotive museum in Oxfordshire, funded by the US businessman and philanthropist Peter W. Mullin.

Get in touch.

We are based in Cambridge, UK, and work and meet clients all over the UK. Of course, we have access to MS Teams and Zoom as well. Get in touch if you want to discuss an idea, project, or just want an informal discussion about your work.

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