YOUR LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

The Solent LEP is the key interface and lead for economic development in the Solent. It is a partnership organisation between the business community, the Further Education and Higher Education sector, three unitary authorities, eight district councils and one county council, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

Our vision is to create an environment that will bring about sustainable economic growth and private sector investment in the Solent. It will assist this globally competitive area reach its full potential, enabling existing businesses to grow, become more profitable and to be greener; enabling the creation of new businesses and attracting new businesses to the region.

The Solent LEP area is anchored around the Isle of Wight, the two cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, the M27 corridor and the Solent waterway. 

We have six priority areas for investment, these are Skills, Business Support, Innovation, Infrastructure, Strategic Sectors and Inward Investment & International Trade. 

For more information please take a look at our Productivity and Growth Strategy Update.

NEWS

  •  27/11/17

    Industrial Strategy: Building a Solent fit for the future

    The Solent LEP has welcomed the publication of the Industrial Strategy and Governments re-stated commitment to Local Enterprise Partnerships.
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  •  24/11/17

    European Social Fund Calls for Proposals

    The Solent LEP is pleased to announce over £2.5m is being made available to fund projects to support employment and skills across the Solent. Government have published three European Social Fund calls for proposals specifically for the Solent. Click; here for details on the three call specifications.
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  •  22/11/17

    Solent LEP: Autumn Budget Reaction and Call for Investment

    The Solent LEP has initially welcomed the Government's announcement of a £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund that will improve transport links and promote local growth within city regions, placing cities at the heart of the national industrial strategy and additional funding to raise the value of the National Productivity Investment Fund to £31bn. The LEP has also initially welcomed the announcement of £44bn investment in the form of loans, grants and guarantees to tackle housing challenges, including the delivery of infrastructure to unlock strategic sites and introducing planning reforms on the basis that the Government has confirmed that these will ensure more land is available for housing, and that better use is made of underused land in cities and towns.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Solent LEP Board Meetings

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  • Funding Panel Meetings

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  •  14/12/17

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel Meeting - December 2017

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  •  14/12/17

    European Regional Development Fund

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  •  06/02/18

    Solent LEP Solent Growth Forum Meeting - February 2018

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  Posted 19/07/17

    Assurance Framework

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  •  Posted 19/07/17

    Enterprise Solent

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  •  Posted 18/07/17

    Innovation Fund Guidance Document

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  •  Posted 31/03/17

    Solent Productivity Investment Fund Guidance - Skills

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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