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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EU Grant Funding for Rural Businesses on the Isle of Wight

30/07/15

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have made £150,000 of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) funding available to rural businesses on the Isle of Wight.…

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Solent LEP Events

29/07/15

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

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Solent LEP Meetings

29/07/15

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

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Transport Investment Plan Consultation

24/07/15

The Solent LEP invites you to participate in the development of a new Transport Investment Plan for the Solent area.…

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Solent Growth Deal Consultation July 2015

15/07/15

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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Funding news

28/03/15

Bridging the Gap Fund

£1.85m grant funding competition for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and new start-ups in the Solent.

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27/03/15

Solent Growing Places Fund

The Solent Growing Places Fund is a £16,739,000 fund to support infrastructure projects that unlock new jobs and homes in the Solent.

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27/03/15

Young Entrepreneur Fund

£100,000 grant funding competition for 16 - 24 year old young entrepreneurs in the Solent.

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18/09/14

Solent Employer Ownership of Skills Programme

A new £1.5m fund that could help marine and maritime, advanced manufacturing and defence employers plug the skills gap and grow their businesses was launched at the PSP Southampton Boat Show today.

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05/08/14

Isle of Wight Expansion Fund

The Isle of Wight Expansion Fund has been established to support businesses that operate on the Isle of Wight.

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