In February 2017 Government confirmed an allocation of investment into the South East LEP (SELEP) area of £102.65 million, Round 3 of the Growth Deal Programme. The allocation of Local Growth Fund Round 3 will help deliver projects identified by SELEP Federated Boards as priorities for investment, projects that will help create jobs, support businesses and create new growth opportunities.
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government will bring almost £590.8m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs, 29,000 homes. The deal is also set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East.