The Open Call enables us to understand the upcoming developments across Leicester and Leicestershire and is not a direct application for funding. By capturing projects on an ongoing basis, from across the city and county, we are able to more quickly identify eligible projects for funding opportunities that are administered by the LLEP as they become available.
In order for us to assist each project, project sponsors are asked to complete a short Expression of Interest form which will provides outline detail of the project, as well as the Logic Model, attached below.
LLEP officers will carry out an assessment of strategic fit, identifying how it contributes to delivering the priorities of our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), and the relevance and suitability for existing, as well as potential future, funding streams.
The Expression of Interest is accessible all year round and can be submitted at any time however, submissions are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
It is recognised that sometimes exceptional circumstances arise which require a quicker response time. In these exceptional cases, where projects are working to the timetables of external funding regimes, please contact the LLEP to discuss the possibility of fast-tracking.
Projects that have strategic fit and that are suitable for an identified funding stream will be invited to complete a business case. Officers of the LLEP will be available throughout the process to provide guidance and support.
It is important to note that submitting an Expression of Interest is not a guarantee of funding, but it is the first step for us to understand what your project is and how we may be able to support its delivery for the growth of the Leicester and Leicestershire economy.