Representation: LEP area ESI Funds committees

VCSE sector representation on the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Sub-Committee

Your VCSE sector representatives are:

  • Stephen Singleton, CEO, Suffolk Community Foundation (The lead VCSE sector representative for the sub-committee)
  • Hannah Reid, Senior Manager VCSE Sector Development, Community Action Suffolk (The deputy VCSE sector representative for the sub-committee)

For further information about the sub-committee or to discuss your involvement, please contact Hannah Reid at

What does CAS do to support the representation?

  • Attends the meetings
  • Circulate updates to CAS membership through its newsletters

About The LEP area ESI Funds committees

The LEP area ESI Funds committees are sub-committees of the England Growth Programme Board (GPB). They support the GPB’s role in monitoring performance of the European Growth Fund (European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund) by specifically looking at and advising on the local, on-the-ground implementation, via project calls and applications.

The LEP area ESI Funds sub-committee meet and its members provide advice to help the assessment of the Managing Authorities. The advice provided by partners is about the extent to which the proposals meet local strategic needs.

The LEP area ESI Funds committees strategic priorities

The sub committee supports the local Growth Programme governed by the following strategies as part of New Anglia LEP:

Priorities within the New Anglia Growth Deal

“Our ambition is to transform the local economy into a global centre for talent and innovation. To achieve this we have signed a multi-million pound Growth Deal with Government which will boost the region’s skills, drive innovation, target support to help small businesses to grow and improve transport and infrastructure.

New Anglia LEP’s total Growth Deal from Government is £221.5m to 2021. It is forecast to create up to 16,000 new jobs, 3,000 new homes and the potential to generate an additional £240m public and private investment”

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