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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University fundraising campaign hits milestone

04/02/16

The University of Southampton’s £25 million campaign to build a new cancer research centre is three quarters of the way to hitting its target thanks to a grant from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). …

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Productivity and investment on the agenda for the Solent

01/02/16

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) yesterday (28 January) hosted its Annual Growth Conference to shape the agenda for driving productivity and growth in the Solent region in 2016. …

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Solent LEP Events

29/01/16

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

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Solent LEP Meetings

29/01/16

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

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New Isle of Wight Rural Grant Funding Scheme Launched

27/01/16

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Natural Enterprise have today launched a new £150,000 grant funding programme for the Isle of Wight rural business community. …

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Funding news

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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02/02/16

Available LEP Grant Funding

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

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27/08/15

European Structural Investment Funds

European Structural and Investment Funds available 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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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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