The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) covers the Lincolnshire county and North Lincolnshire district.

The LEP is one of seven LEP areas in the East Midlands, some of which overlap with each other or extend into other counties. For further information on LEPs and all the LEP areas covering the region click here.

The following description of GLLEP is taken from their website:

The GLLEP works with Government to improve the economic climate across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

One of the first LEPs to be established in the UK, it is a partnership between the private and public sector led by the private sector. Its aim is to improve infrastructure and the conditions for doing business. The organisation works across a diverse range of industries, from ports, logistics and farming to tourism and engineering.”

In January 2014, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a map showing the rural and urban areas covered by GLLEP, which can be viewed here.

How to contact GLLEP


Address: City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln LN1 1DD

Telephone: 01522 550540


Twitter: @GreaterLincsLEP

The contact for VCS/LEP engagement in GLLEP is Ben Barley, Involving Lincs, who can be emailed at


GLLEP has made their final EU Structural and Investment Fund strategy available, which provides detail on how they want to spend their EU allocation of money and which priorities and opt-ins they are interested in exploring. 

Their final strategy, which provide an opportunity to look at where there might be a role for the VCS in the new programme and how the LEP intends to work with the sector to deliver the EU thematic priorities, including the social inclusion priority, is available to download here.

Priority areas

Here is a link to the priority areas for the GLLEP. Below each priority area is a list of individuals within the VCS who are interested in working in partnership to deliver collaborative projects within the priority area.

These pages were developed following One East Midlands Reach & Impact project, in partnership with ACEVO, running a series of workshops across the GLLEP area in late 2013 and early 2014 to help third sector organisations, funding advisers and development workers start to prepare and think about how taking advantage of opportunities in the next EU Structural and Investment Funds 2014-20 programme.

If you would like to get in contact with one of these individuals to discuss working in collaboration with them or if you would like to be added to one of the lists email


Funding allocation

The LEP funding allocation for GLLEP was confirmed by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills on 17 April 2014 as €133million.

VCS involvement

In August 2014 Voluntary Centre Services (Urban Challenge) provided the following information on their involvement with GLLEP.

Is your organisation leading on VCS sector engagement with the LEP(s) in your geographical on the EU Structural & Investment Funds 2014-20 programme? If not, is there another organisation leading on this?

Yes we are leading on VCS engagement on behalf of Involving Lincs and the GLLEP.

What have these engagement activities with the LEP been, if any?

We have coordinated VCS workshops and a small working group to develop our Third Sector and Social Inclusion strategy for delivering against the LEP and EU priorities. We have also engaged with the GLLEP EU workshops.

Is your organisation providing support to VCS organisations who want to develop consortia to access the EU Structural & Investment Funds in your geographical area? If not, is there another organisation leading on this?

Yes we are supporting organisations that would like to be involved in the Involving Lincs VCS proposal and developing appropriate delivery models to facilitate this.

Are there any new or existing consortia that are developing or looking to bid into the EU Structural & Investment Funds in your geographical area?

Involving Lincs consortia.

Is there any other information/activity that you think might be relevant?

Our strategy is currently being finailsed and I will provide a copy of the final version shortly.

Useful GLLEP resources

In addition to those linked to above, we will shortly be providing below a list of resources produced by or relating to GLLEP may be of interest to you. This list will be added to but we would also recommend keeping an eye on the GLLEP website for updated information.