Policies and Procedures

Dorset LEP is committed to being as transparent as possible about what we do and making all key policies and procedures available to all interested parties. On this page, you are able to find all relevant Dorset LEP policies and procedures. However, if you are unable to find what you are looking for, please be in touch.

Assurance Framework

Assurance Framework provides an overview of the agreement between DLEP and the Accountable Body (Dorset County Council) to ensure that all public funds delegated to the control of DLEP are spent with regularity and propriety. It also sets out to prove that funding delegated from national budgets is aligned with national regulations and guidelines.

The Assurance Framework focuses on five areas:

  • DLEP Governance and decision-making
  • Local Authority partnership working across the DLEP
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Ensuring value for money

For frequently asked questions, please click here.

For the full Assurance Framework, click here.

Code of Conduct

All Dorset LEP Board members must adhere to a Code of Conduct.

Conflict of Interest

You are able to view Dorset LEP’s full Conflict of Interest policy here.

Board member Conflict of Interest forms are available to view/download from their individual profiles here.

Feedback Procedure

If you would like to give the Dorset LEP feedback either a compliment or a complaint, please contact Kathryn Hill in the first instance.

If you are not satisfied with your response you can find the policy for complaints and enquiries here. 


You are able to view Dorset LEP's full Whistleblowing policy here

Handling confidential and exempt information

Our procedure for the publication of Meeting and Agenda items is available to download here

Formal Request for LEP Support

If your project is seeking a letter of support to accompany a funding application, the Dorset LEP Executive Team will consider your project, which includes liaising with Board members.

Bids will be assessed on their ability to deliver growth and the ‘Strategic Economic Vision for Dorset’.

Any letters of support will be decided on a case by case basis. In providing a supportive statement the Dorset LEP is not making a financial commitment to your project.

This statement will carry the caveat that support at this early stage will not bind the Dorset LEP to approve the project, when and if an application is submitted to a funding scheme where the Dorset LEP is part of the decision making process.

If you would like to formally request a letter from the Dorset LEP, please download and complete the request form. Please email your completed form to Katherine May (Programme Management Officer). 

If your project would like the Dorset LEP to be named on your bid, the Dorset LEP Executive Team will also need to review a business case, so please attach your business case with the completed form.

You will receive an acknowledgement that we have received your form.

Due to workloads please indicate whether you need support within 30 days. If you require an urgent decision, you must make this clear in your form and in the email.

Please note that resources will not allow us to support every bid. If the Dorset LEP is named in a bid that we have not seen prior to submission, we have the right to contact the funder.

Financial input from Dorset LEP

Dorset LEP only has access to capital funding through the Local Growth Deal and Growing Places fund, please visit their pages for more information about how this funding is accessed.

Please note the Dorset LEP does not have access to revenue funding.

Notification of bid submission, of interest to the Dorset LEP

If you are notifying us that you are putting in a bid, which might be of interest to us, please email us with the details of the bid.



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