Projects funded by the Growth Deal




Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership has secured a total of £98.5 million through the Government's Local Growth Fund  for projects that benefit the local area and economy. Dorset Growth Deals bring together a mix of local, national and private funding as well as new freedoms and flexibilities to focus on:

  • Enabling growth in key housing and employment sites
  • Creating the right conditions for economic growth
  • Supporting Dorset businesses
  • Growing the Dorset skills base

 The £98.5m Dorset Growth Deal programme expects to deliver the following:

  • £1.148 billion private investment to Dorset
  • Up to 31,800 new and safeguarded jobs
  • Up to 5,800 new homes.


Dorset LEP Delivery Dashboard


Dorset LEP Delivery Forward Plan


Achievements to date

By the end of March 2017 a total of £34.4 million was spent across 16 projects in the local economy, delivering 1,164 new jobs, 367 new homes and £254.3 million of additional local investment for Dorset. The funding also helped to train 1,882 students and apprentices.

For further Dorset LEP Achievements see our Annual Report on our reporting page. 



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