The Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) is the primary document underpinning everything we do. Government asked LEPs to develop economic plans in 2014 to demonstrate how local growth would be achieved by developing ambitious plans to transform the local economy.

Strategic Economic Plan

The plan helped us compete for our share of the £2 billion Single Local Growth Fund, known as the Growth Deal – Government funding to LEPs for economic projects. Click here for further details.

To help shape the plan, the LEP engaged with hundreds of businesses, local authorities and trade bodies and many of the schemes and projects resulting from the 2014 Strategic Economic Plan are now under way. Click here for further details.

The Strategic Economic Plan will drive forward our economy to create jobs, improve skills and support companies to grow and prosper.  It also details the individual strategic projects and priority investments. 

In Spring 2016, an updated version of the Strategic Economic Plan was published to reflect our ongoing priorities for continued growth and new investment.

Industrial Strategy

The Government’s Green Paper on the Industrial Strategy was published in January 2017 and tackles the re-balancing the economy, improving productivity, driving global trade and export, and delivering an economy for all. The paper is broad ranging with the Strategy organised around 10 pillars:

  1. Investing in science, research & innovation
  2. Developing skills
  3. Upgrading infrastructure
  4. Supporting businesses to start and grow
  5. Improving procurement
  6. Encouraging trade and inward investment
  7. Delivering affordable energy and clean growth
  8. Cultivating world-leading sectors
  9. Driving growth across the whole country
  10. Creating the right institutions to bring together sectors and places

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP have since submitted our response viewable as a download on this page. 

European Structural and Investment Funds

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP's EU Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Strategy 2014-2020 sets out how we will spend our European Funding allocation for this period.

European funding programmes enable us to fund significant elements of the Strategic Economic Plan and are linked to the five plan priorities:

  • Our Strongest Sectors                  
  • Emerging Sectors                         
  • Adapting for the Future
  • Lincolnshire's Place
  • Housing and Promotion 

The ESIF Strategy supports the prioritisation of programmes of activity that are right for our area, fit within the Strategic Economic Plan, and to look for the relevant funding sources to enable effective delivery.  

In addition to this, there are a number of additional strategies and plans which highlight what is needed to achieve this, and which are available to view on this page or via the relevant subject pages.