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Solent LEP Events


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

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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 seeking new director candidates


The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its Board of Directors.…

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Could You Increase Inward Investment in the Solent?


The Solent LEP is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate as Head of Inward Investment.…

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Up to £3.3m European Funding made available in the Solent


The Government has launched the first round of applications for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the Solent.…

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Funding news


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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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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Young Entrepreneur Fund

£100,000 grant funding competition for 16 - 24 year old young entrepreneurs 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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Solent Enterprise Zone Advanced Manufacturing Expansion Fund

The Solent Enterprise Zone Advanced Manufacturing Expansion Fund has been established to support businesses based on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus.

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