Dorset LEP Project Pipeline
Dorset LEP is inviting private sector businesses and public sector organisations operating in Dorset to submit an outline business case for projects in Dorset that will deliver increased productivity.
Dorset LEP has already successfully secured £98.5m through the Government’s Local Growth Fund, as part of an overall investment programme of £234m, for projects identified in our Strategic Economic Plan.
We now wish to have a pipeline of capital projects should funding opportunities connected with the delivery of the Government’s Industrial Strategy arise, or if other sources of funding become available. There is currently no funding available from Dorset LEP.
What sort of projects are we looking for?
Dorset LEP is looking for proposals for projects that will boost productivity in Dorset by addressing one or more of the foundations and objectives outlined in the Government’s Industrial Strategy, in a way that is relevant to our place. We are particularly interested in projects in our strategic priority sectors of;
- Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing (including Aerospace and Marine)
- Creative & Digital Industries
- Financial Services & Insurance
- Rural productivity
- Tourism & Leisure
We welcome applications from any public, private or third sector organisation that has a project with the potential to deliver increased productivity in the Dorset LEP area. This is exclusively for capital projects with a minimum grant funding request of £250,000 and can be delivered / completed by 31 March 2021. Please note that there is currently no funding available from Dorset LEP.
How to express an interest in applying for future funding
You will need to produce an Outline Business Case for the project. A copy of the Dorset LEP form and guidance is available to download by clicking on the links below.
Dorset LEP Pipeline Project Guidance
Completed forms must be submitted electronically by 17:00 on Friday, 28 September 2018 and sent to Dorset LEP Programmes Manager, Katherine May at email@example.com.
Dorset LEP will consider all of the submitted projects. Assessment will be based around four core elements:
- Ambition and rationale for intervention for the local area
- Value for money
- Deliverability and risk
- Impact on productivity
Dorset LEP is hosting two workshops to go through the guidelines and help to answer any questions. For further information and to register your attendance please click on one of the following links which will take you to our eventbrite page.
Alternatively, if you are unable to attend one of the workshops and you wish to discuss your project idea in advance of your outline business case submission or if you have questions about the application process, please contact a member of the team:
Tel: 01202 962717
Mob: 07802 721351
Tel: 01202 962720
Mob: 07802 721352
Tel: 01202 965755
Mob: 07925 891380
Tel: 01202 965755
Mob: 07708 510464