The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) covers the Sheffield economic region including the districts of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire and Chesterfield, Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire in Derbyshire.

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 SCR is taken from their website:

“The SCR brings together business leaders and local politicians to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs.  Our vision for the future growth and development of the City Region is that Sheffield City Region will be the best place to collaborate, to invest, to innovate and grow a business, and live, work, play and study. It will be supported by an unrivalled skills base and quality of life.”

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

How to contact SCR


Address: AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham S60 5WG

Telephone: 0114 254 1334

Email: /

Twitter: @SCRinvest


SCR 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 SCR. 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 SCR 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 SCR was confirmed by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills on 17 April 2014 as €207.2million.

Useful SCR resources

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