If you are seeking HotSW endorsement for your project or proposal, we ask that the following process is followed:

  • A business case should be made (up to two sides of A4) showing how the project matches the aims and objectives of the LEP as stated within its Strategic Economic Plan.
  • Once this is complete, please submit it via email to janet.powell@heartofswlep.co.uk   Please provide a short covering note with your email and give it the subject line ‘Endorsement’.

A response will be forthcoming within two weeks. In the event that the project meets the criteria, a formal letter of endorsement will be issued.  If it does not meet the criteria, we will explain the reasons behind our decision.

Please note: the Heart of the South West will not endorse projects verbally. Without the formal letter of endorsement, projects will not be able to claim approval. In the event that this claim is made without foundation, we may elect to inform the appropriate bodies to ensure that our reputation and those of the partners is protected.