We have secured £247.7 million for Dorset through competitive bids for Central Government and European funding. Projects benefiting from this investment bring long-term economic growth to the region and support the continued development of Dorset as a prosperous and attractive place to live and work.

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There are some really exciting investment projects that we have brought or are currently bringing to life.

The scope and impact of our work is broad and ranges from infrastructure improvements (transport and digital) to investment in education, tourism, research facilities and business / employment space. The projects deliver long term growth and prosperity, more jobs and more housing to the region and underpin Dorset's ongoing resilience and economic development.

The majority of projects are funded through the Government's Local Growth Fund via a £98.5 million growth deal for Dorset. Other projects are being supported through Dorset LEP’s Growing Places Fund, European Structural and Investment Funds, and the Careers and Enterprise Company. Major investment projects also include Dorset Innovation Park and Dorset Gateway.

All of our projects benefitting from investment are here: sort out link

Dorset LEP's investment projects


An overview of our projects (Growth Deal Fund, Growing Places Fund, Dorset Gateway and Dorset Innovation Park), including financial information, progress and projected outputs and outcomes can be found here:

View our project dashboard here

Forward plans for our projects (Growth Deal Fund, Growing Places Fund, Dorset Gateway and Dorset Innovation Park) can be found here:

View our project forward plans here