Strategic growth, investment and regeneration

View our growth and economic strategies, boards and commitments.

Buckinghamshire Growth Board

The Buckinghamshire Growth Board is a partnership of key public and private sectors, providing the forum for:

  • addressing inequality
  • supporting regeneration
  • supporting economic and skills growth
  • effective collaborative thinking

The Board also leads on developing local partnership strategies, including our Strategic Vision and leads work on our County Deal proposals.

View more about the Buckinghamshire Growth Board.

Our strategy

The Buckinghamshire Growth Board has played an important role in overseeing the formulation of:

  • Buckinghamshire’s Strategic Vision for 2050
  • the development of the Buckinghamshire Recovery and Growth Proposition
  • steering the Buckinghamshire UK Shared Prosperity Fund

View more about our strategies.

Buckinghamshire Economic Intelligence Observatory

The Buckinghamshire Economic Intelligence Observatory provides the latest economic data and insight for Buckinghamshire.

View the Buckinghamshire Economic Intelligence Observatory website.

Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone

The Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone offers a variety of site and building options for businesses wanting to take advantage of Buckinghamshire’s strategic location at the heart of the UK’s innovation axis.

View the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone website.

Improving our towns with regeneration

We are focussed on our commitment to regenerate:

  • Aylesbury
  • Chesham
  • High Wycombe
  • our other town centres

View the regeneration plans for our towns and places.

Digital connectivity (access to broadband and 5G)

We are working with partners and providers to improve digital connectivity, including the availability of 5G and broadband.

View our plans for digital connectivity.

Skills and employments

Our Skills and Employment Strategy explains how we are planning to increase access to, and provision of, in-demand skills and qualifications.

View our plans for skills and employment.

Funding and investment we are currently receiving

We are currently receiving funding and investment from these schemes:

Buckinghamshire Shared Prosperity Fund

This is part of the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) that has been made available for local investment and is part of the Central Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ commitment.

Buckinghamshire’s allocation is £5.8 million.

View our plans for the UKSPF funding.

Buckinghamshire Rural Business Grants (BRBG)

This £1.8 million fund will provide crucial support to small rural businesses and has been made possible through the Government’s £110 million Rural England Prosperity Fund.

View our plans for the BRBG fund.

Westcott Incubator and Accelerator Programme

The Westcott Incubator and Accelerator Programme is a funding opportunity designed to help start-up, and small and medium sized enterprise (SME) companies to grow and develop at the Westcott Enterprise Zone.

The Incubator programme offers strategic advice and support for the commercialisation of space related products and services.

This includes technical guidance and design thinking for service development.

The Accelerator programme offers access to and the utilisation of Satellite Application Catapult facilities and equipment at Westcott.

View the Westcott Incubator and accelerator website.

Previous funding and investment we received

Previous funding and investment we have received includes:

  • the Local Growth Fund
  • Getting Building Fund
  • European Fund projects

View more about our previous funding and investment.