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Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s vision is simple: To create one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, in an energised and healthy environment.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership provides a strategic lead in all activities contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the county’s economy and takes positive action, using the skills, capability and networks of its partners.


We have 4 priorities:

  • Advanced manufacturing growth
  • Nuclear and energy excellence
  • Vibrant rural and visitor economy
  • Strategic connectivity of the M6 corridor

These priorities are underpinned by interventions in four economic drivers:

  • Business support
  • Skills development
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Environmental sustainability


Growth Deal 3 Submission

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted its bid proposals for Growth Deal 3 funding from central government.

The ambitious submission to accelerate Cumbria’s economic growth could help create over 5,500 gross jobs, lever in over £388m of additional investment, develop over 600,000 square metres of business space and fund infrastructure work for new homes.

Growth Deal 3 is the government’s latest local growth funding round for projects aligned with regional strategic economic plans.

Cumbria LEP’s bid is for approximately £165m of additional investment.

Priority projects include major investments in nuclear technology, agriculture, tourism, skills, site and transport infrastructure, improving connectivity and flood resilience.

For more information see Cumbria LEP Growth Deal 3 Submission


 Annual Report 2016

We have now published our Annual Report for 2016. It includes information on

  • Cumbria’s economic priories, drivers and growth targets
  • Our Growth Deal investment programmes and future proposals
  •  Skills and infrastructure planning
  • Details of Regional Growth Fund grants to local businesses

To read the Annual Report see LEP 2016 Annual Report


Delivering the Four-Pronged Attack: Cumbria’s Strategic Investment Plan

The Cumbria Strategic Economic Plan for 2014-2024 recognises Cumbria’s potential to become one of the fastest growing economies in the UK.

Cumbria’s Strategic Investment Plan sets out our strategic approach to investment and priorities for the next five years, in particular the role of the Growth Deal in supporting growth and Cumbria’s contribution to the UK economy.

For more information see Delivering the Four-Pronged Attack


Cumbria Infrastructure Plan

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a far-reaching plan to improve the county’s infrastructure and help accelerate economic growth.

The county is facing unprecedented levels of inward investment and economic growth over the next 15 years, and infrastructure has a vital role in enhancing and supporting this growth.

The Cumbria Infrastructure Plan sets out the priorities for investment and resources to maximise economic growth.

For more information go to Cumbria Infrastructure Plan.


Cumbria Skills Investment Plan

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has announced an ambitious plan to improve skill levels, increase the county’s workforce and assist employers.

The Cumbria Skills Investment Plan sets out the employment and skills gap that the county is currently facing and the action that the Local Enterprise Partnership is proposing to meet these challenges.

To read the the Skills Investment Plan and the evidence base for the plan, press on the links Cumbria Skills Investment PlanSkills Investment Plan Evidence Base


West of M6 Strategic Connectivity Study

Following an initial consultation exercise, on the West of M6 Strategic Connectivity Study, the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership recently hosted an Engaged Stakeholder Reference Group meeting where the results of the consultation were presented and discussed.  For more information, see  Stakeholder Reference Group Presentation

Intervention Specific Objectives have now been drafted and are currently being considered by the Engaged Stakeholder Reference Group.

The next stage of the study will include consideration of the comments raised at the meeting and the subsequent generation of potential options for intervention. These options will be discussed within the project study team and the Intervention Specific Objectives will be finalised. These tasks will be undertaken throughout April.

Further information will be published as it becomes available.


Click here for all the latest funding opportunities currently available through Cumbria LEP and our partners.


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