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Energy and Clean Growth – Supply Chain Mapping project

The low carbon economy is predicted to grow four times faster than the rest of the economy.  The Energy and Clean Growth – Supply Chain Mapping project seeks to provide a SELEP wide assessment of opportunities within the emerging local energy and clean growth sector.

The project will undertake an in-depth analysis of the supply chain for the local energy and clean growth sector and will refresh and build upon the now out of date analysis of the Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services sector that was undertaken in 2012.

Through the analysis identified, companies will inform on key barriers and challenges that are currently restricting growth in key opportunity areas, such as offshore renewables and nuclear.  This will enable a Customer Relationship Management system to be created that will then be used to develop a targeted Clean Growth Support Programme.  Sector-based interventions will be prioritised and selected from the Clean Growth Support Programme and will be piloted as part of the project.

The project will, through the analysis and creation of the Customer Relationship Management system, provide a SELEP wide assessment of opportunities within this emerging sector.

The project aims to unlock one of the biggest barriers and bottlenecks to skills training and jobs growth, which is currently stifling productivity and growth locally.


Sector Support Fund

The Sector Support Fund (SSF) is a £500,000 per year pot to support one-off, discrete pieces of work of a pan-LEP nature with a sector focus that brings demonstrable benefit and has support across the LEP. It uses Growing Places Fund (GPF) Revenue grant to fund a programme of works to support the sector focussed activities that are being undertaken on a pan-LEP basis and predominantly led by the SELEP working groups. When the Growing Places Fund (GPF) grant was originally awarded, a proportion of the fund was earmarked as revenue which is being used for the Sector Support Fund.  

Funding value: £129,500
Total Project cost: £185,000
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