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Register Now for Free ERDF Information Event – 30th March


Please click here to register your place   New ERDF funding opportunities for the Heart of the South West are available. In support of these ERDF calls for project proposals, the Heart of the South West LEP is holding a free ‘ERDF Info Event’ on Thursday 30th March. The event aims to help prospective applicants […]

Funding boost to help deliver Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone


The Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone at Huntspill will benefit from Government Growth Deal funding for the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership, aimed at boosting local economy and growth. The Growth Deal for the HotSW LEP area was announced on 23 February by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. HotSW LEP, […]

South West Partnerships Executive ***Applications Closed***


Heart of the SW, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, and Dorset LEPs are working together to support the development of cross LEP partnership across the whole of the south west. We are seeking an individual with the right skills and experience to support and manage these developing opportunities; working with stakeholders from public sector, education […]

RDPE grants for rural businesses and economic projects


*Event Full – Registrations Closed*   In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency and the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is holding a briefing event for rural businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth […]

Inward Investment success through Regional Growth Fund


Leading Swedish oral hygiene company TePe AB, have demonstrated their commitment to the UK market and confidence in the Heart of the South West as a business location by investing in a brand new UK headquarters at Cathedral Park in Wells. The new facility, which opened in January, is the head office and warehouse for […]

Funding success for Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone


The Heart of the South West LEP Enterprise Zone takes a step forward as the LEP is awarded £35,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to develop the zone at Huntspill and Exeter & East Devon. Enterprise Zone status for these sites (one at Huntspill Energy Park in Somerset and four in […]