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Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are business led partnerships between local authorities and local private sector businesses. They play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and job creation, improve infrastructure and raise workforce skills within the local area. LEP boards are led by a business Chair and board members are local leaders of industry (including SMEs), educational institutions and the public sector.

You can find out about local non-sectoral funding through your local LEP. There are 38 regional LEPs across England.

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