The Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Deal rounds one and two have secured £154.7m funding to support the local area’s aspirations to build on its advanced manufacturing and engineering strengths.

Growth Deal 3 will allow us to deliver £475m investment package, leading to over £1.6bn additional capital investment.

Growth Deal Round One and Two

Coventry and Warwickshire is recognised as a globally important hub in advanced manufacturing and engineering, with business and research links across the world. Advanced manufacturing and engineering directly employs 34,000 people in Coventry and Warwickshire accounting for 10% of employment, 57% greater than the UK average overall and 500% greater than the UK average for the automotive industry.

Growth Deal one and two have invested in:

  • New transport infrastructure which will improve connections with other cities and towns and tackle congestion on the area’s roads.
  • Driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and engineering through the provision of new R&D and business support facilities.
  • Supporting businesses to flourish through the provision of effective business advice and support.
  • Growing local skills and talent through investment in Further Education Colleges.

Growth Deal Round 3

Having refreshed our Strategic Economic Plan, we are requesting £150m from Government to deliver a suite of transformational projects under five strategic pillars. This will be matched by £325m of additional public and private sector investment, and will lever an additional £1.6bn of capital investment to achieve our ambitions.

Our proposed interventions for Growth Deal Round 3 funding will not only deliver against the key targets detailed within the CWSEP Refresh, but will fundamentally contribute to the objectives detailed in the Midlands Engine Prospectus and national policy objectives.

Growth Deal Total Fund

CWLEP has secured £154.7 million in Growth Deal funding to support economic growth for Coventry & Warwickshire


Government funding

£89 million

Public Sector funding

£37.1 million

Private sector funding

£28.6 million

Related Documents

Governance Assurance Statement 2019/20

We have developed a successful track record over the past six years of achieving our aims right across Coventry and Warwickshire, helping the area achieve its undoubted potential. Indeed, in the last year, when assessed nationally on strategy, delivery and governance, we have been identified as one of the top 3 LEPs in the country.

Section 151/73 Assurance Statement

The CWLEP Board has appointed Coventry City Council (CCC) to act as the Accountable Body for the LEP in 2013. The primary role is to hold the Local Growth Fund, and other CWLEP funding sources making payments to the appropriate delivery bodies for individual projects. 

Assurance Framework 2019

The purpose of this framework is to set out how the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) will operate and how stakeholders can get involved.

Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Deal 2016/17 Evaluation

CWLEP has been awarded over £131 million from the Local Growth Fund. This evaluation report focuses on the second year of Growth Deal delivery - 2016/17.

Growth Deal 3: CWLEP Proposals

On 28 July 2016, the CWLEP submitted a bid to Government for £150m of funding from Growth Deal 3. The funding is to support delivery of the CWLEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), investment which will enable Coventry and Warwickshire to achieve its potential.

Growth Deal

The Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Deal, subject to a satisfactory conclusion of the funding agreement, will support the local area’s aspirations to build on its advanced manufacturing and engineering strengths.