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 Summary


The Solent LEP has published a summary of responses to the following Solent Local Growth Deal Consultation on the ability of the capital project to contribute to the Solent Growth Strategy as set out in the Strategic Economic Plan.…

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Solent LEP Meetings


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

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Solent LEP Helps Island Business Relocate for Future Growth


Island business Solent Composite Systems Ltd has yesterday (9th November 2015) relocated to new premises in Cowes with the help of a £75,000 grant from the Solent LEP's Bridging the Gap impact fund.…

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Solent LEP Events


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

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Solent Growth Deal Consultation November 2015


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


Available LEP Grant Funding

Update regarding LEP grant funding available across the Solent sub-region

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Bridging the Gap Fund

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

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European Structural Investment Funds

European Structural and Investment Funds available in the Solent.

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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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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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