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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Ambitious £2bn LEP Proposal to Transform the Solent

28/07/16

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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Consultation on Solent Combined Authority Launched

22/07/16

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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Solent LEP Events

21/07/16

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

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Solent LEP Meetings

21/07/16

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

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Local Growth Deal Business Cases

21/07/16

Please find links below to Local Growth Deal consultations.…

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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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