We work with partners to deliver economic improvement across the region and to achieve our five strategic priorities (see what we do).

The LEP is an enabler of organisations that support local economic growth. It is the preferred route into the area for government economic development funding, and has established a strategic and coordinated partnership approach. We are a small organisation that is looking to invest in and support effective delivery by other organisations.

You can read more about the partners we work with and the funds that we directly control by clicking the links below. Funding in our control includes Local Growth Deal (£120 million) Growing Places (£9 million), and Skills Capital Fund. We also set the strategic direction for £110 million of European Structural Investment Funds in our area, this means allocating funds to priority activity and establishing calls for proposals to which partners respond. Actual administration of EU funds is carried out by Government Departments, please direct any queries you may have to the appropriate administrating body.

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