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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Solent Growth Deal Consultation May 2016 - BAE Marine Engineering Centre Consultation

13/05/16

The Solent LEP is seeking views on the ability of the following capital project to contribute to the Solent Growth Strategy as set out in the Strategic Economic Plan. …

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Solent LEP Events

11/05/16

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

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Solent LEP Meetings

11/05/16

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

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Solent Growth Deal Consultation May 2016 - Centenary Quay Business Case

11/05/16

The Solent LEP is seeking views on the ability of the following capital project to contribute to the Solent Growth Strategy as set out in the Strategic Economic Plan.…

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Solent LEP launches Strategic Transport Investment Plan for the Area

11/05/16

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) yesterday (10 May) met with Solent MPs at Westminster, where details of a Strategic Transport Investment Plan for the Solent were revealed.…

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Funding news

28/04/16

Innovation Fund

As part of the Solent Growth Deal agreed in January 2015 Solent LEP secured funding to establish a Skills and Innovation Programme Fund and this was launched in April 2015.

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20/04/16

European Structural Investment Funds

European Structural and Investment Funds available in the Solent.

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19/04/16

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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19/04/16

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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02/02/16

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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