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Growth Deal

Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone. 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.

In Cumbria, £60m of Growth Deal funding is supporting a range of exciting projects that underpin the aims of our strategic economic priorities, delivering jobs, growth and improving connectivity within Cumbria.

To date, Growth Deal support in Cumbria has delivered;

  • 1,981 jobs created or safeguarded.
  • £53.32m public/private investment delivered.
  • 11,179 premises with access to superfast broadband.
  • 95,000 m2 premises created or refurbished.
  • 2,169 new skills opportunities.
  • 507 new homes delivered.

Read more about the Growth Deal achievements.

Read the CLEP Growth Deal Programme Summary January 2021.

View the Full Business Case for the A595 Grizebeck Scheme


For more information, please contact Corinne Watson, Head of Programme Management: Corinne.Watson@thecumbrialep.co.uk.

Local Growth Fund

Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone. 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.

The government has awarded £9.1bn in three rounds of Growth Deals to local areas to drive economic growth. LEPs are investing in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.

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