Our vision is to create an environment which will better facilitate growth and private sector investment in the Solent area, allow business to grow, become more profitable, greener and enable new businesses to form and prosper.

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Could you help us transform the Solent economy?


The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking nine of the most driven and knowledgeable business and voluntary sector leaders in the region to join its panels and provide strategic advice on key economic issues in the Solent.…

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Consultation on Solent Combined Authority Launched


Following approval from Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the Isle of Wight Council, a public consultation is being launched to seek people’s views on the proposals.…

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Local Growth Deal Business Cases Open for Consultation


We would just like to remind colleagues that the business cases below are currently open for consultation. …

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Solent LEP Events


Information from Solent LEP events including copies of event agendas and presentations.…

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Solent LEP Meetings


Information from Solent LEP meetings including copies of meeting packs and meeting notes. …

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Funding news


Ambitious £2bn LEP Proposal to Transform the Solent

The Solent LEP has today (28th July 2016) submitted a proposal to Government to expand the value of the Solent Growth Deal to more than £2 billion.

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European Structural Investment Funds

European Structural and Investment Funds available in the Solent.

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Marine & Maritime SME Growth Fund

£250,000 grant funding competition for small and medium sized marine and maritime businesses (SMEs) and new start ups in the Solent and New Forest district.

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Bridging the Gap - Armed Forces Fund

£250,000 grant funding competition for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and new start ups linked to the armed forces community in the Solent.

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Information on Closed Solent LEP Business Support Grant Programmes

The Bridging the Gap Fund is a Grant Funding Programme for SMEs and new Start Ups in the Solent area which operated from 15th June 2012 - 22nd October 2015.

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