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.
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.