project pipeline

We continuously monitor and identify funding opportunities based on known or anticipated sources of funding. We have created a pipeline of capital projects to ensure we are ready to respond to funding opportunities as they arise. At present no grant funding is available.

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In the event of funding becoming available, the objectives for new projects will be agreed by Dorset LEP's board and clearly articulated in a call for projects and published on this website here. 

This will typically take the form of a prospectus, coverings the following:

  • Strategic objectives of funding
  • Core eligibility criteria
  • Application assessment criteria
  • Application and selection process
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • State aid
  • Additional funding-specific elements (e.g. interest rates)
  • Confidentiality
  • Advice and guidance
  • Strategic fit locally

We will follow the process set out in our Decision Making Policy

An overview of this process is shown here:

In June to September 2018 we invited private sector businesses and public sector organisations operating in Dorset to submit their ideas for productivity-boosting investment initiatives.  We received over 37 applications from public, private and third sector organisations, totalling an ask of £88.5 million with a total project cost of £234.8 million. This gives us a new pipeline of capital projects ready for future funding opportunities.