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 LEP Events

28/04/16

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

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Solent LEP Meetings

28/04/16

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

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Solent LEP to seek projects for a share of £1.8 billion

27/04/16

England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships will be able to apply for a share of £1.8 billion to support projects in their areas.…

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Fund for Marine and Maritime businesses launched at Solent LEP event

20/04/16

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) yesterday (19 April) hosted the Marine & Maritime Funding Session with British Marine at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, where details of the Solent Marine and Maritime SME Growth Fund were revealed.…

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Shaping the future of the marine and maritime industry

11/04/16

The search is on for someone to lead a group that aims to boost growth in the Solent’s marine and maritime sector.…

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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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