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Welcome to CIOS LEP

By 2030, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly will be the place where businesses thrive and people enjoy an outstanding quality of life. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIoS LEP) aims to facilitate sustained growth through long term, joined up investment in our People, our Places and through our Businesses. Find out more about our Vision 2030 here.

Call for Projects Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIoS LEP) would like to invite businesses and organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to submit an Expression of Interest for funding for projects that can drive economic growth.

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Redundancy & Unemployment Support If your business is facing the prospect of making difficult decisions about staff redundancy or needs to restructure as a result of Covid-19, then below you will find information on the support that’s available in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

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Local Industrial Strategy The CIoS Industrial Strategy has been developed by the CIoS LEP in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders, and reflects shared ambitions for the future of the CIoS economy.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) The government has released guidance and support measures specifically for businesses and employers related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and this will be updated regularly.

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24Nov

CSpace boosting business growth in Newquay

A former backpacker hostel on Newquay’s seafront has been transformed into a multi-use workspace with funding from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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17Nov

Council ready to support businesses with new government lockdown grant schemes

Cornwall Council is launching the application process for the Government’s new Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme to support businesses registered for business rates that have been forced to close as a result of the second coronavirus lockdown.  

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17Nov

Creative Manifesto will cement Cornwall’s position as the UK’s leading rural creative economy

Cornwall’s Creative Manifesto, which sets out to strengthen Cornwall’s position as the UK’s leading rural creative economy, has been published.

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13Nov

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund passes £10m milestone

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund has supported more than £10m of investment into 24 local businesses in its first two years of operation.

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13Nov

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund passes £10m milestone

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund has supported more than £10m of investment into 24 local businesses in its first two years of operation.

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22Oct

LEP seeking non-exec director with finance or accountancy experience

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting for a non-executive director to join its business-led Board.

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13Oct

LEP call for pipeline projects to drive growth and recovery

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is inviting businesses and organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to submit an Expression of Interest for funding for future capital projects that can drive economic growth.

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6Oct

PM’s boost for Cornwall’s floating offshore wind ambitions

The Prime Minister’s pledge to create 1GW of floating offshore wind energy by 2030 could be a huge economic and environmental boost for Cornwall and the South West.

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6Oct

PM’s boost for Cornwall’s floating offshore wind ambitions

The Prime Minister’s pledge to create 1GW of floating offshore wind energy by 2030 could be a huge economic and environmental boost for Cornwall and the South West.

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21Sep

FSB opens applications for Cornish small businesses to kickstart young people’s employment

• FSB as a Kickstart national gateway teams up with Adecco Working Ventures to help small firms access government’s Kickstart Scheme
• FSB urges small employers to consider applying now, to create Kickstart roles from November and tackle looming rise in young people’s unemployment

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27Aug

Colateral complete £800,000 funding round with CIOSIF support

Truro based software company Colateral has successfully completed its latest funding round including further investment of £200,000 from both the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) and existing corporate investor, SMP Group PLC. The Future Fund, which supports innovative UK companies with growth potential, has also committed £400,000.

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26Aug

NEW COVID-19 Recovery Grant opens for applications 2nd September

The new Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Kickstart Grant Scheme will open for applications from local businesses at 10am on Wednesday 2nd September.

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