Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is one of 38 LEPs in England. They are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth. By 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.
LEPs are business-led partnerships between local authorities and the private sector, whose role is to determine local economic priorities and undertake activities to drive economic growth and the creation of jobs. Each LEP bids to government for funding for projects that meet the LEP’s strategic priorities and will accelerate economic growth in their area.
In line with the priorities of the county’s Local Industrial Strategy, drawn up and agreed with our partners, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is overseeing the delivery of 17 local Growth Deal programmes, with £60.3m of government funding being invested in Cumbria up to 2021.
These programmes are now delivering many benefits for Cumbria, including new jobs, additional private sector investment and business premises, improvements to transport and infrastructure, thousands of learning opportunities, flood resilience measures and better ICT and broadband access.