RR6: Encouraging Entrepreneurialism – The Local Enterprise Growth Initiative – The Story So Far

28th July 2006.

Introduced in the 2005 Budget, the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI) seeks to provide a more focused approach to enterprise development and support in the most deprived areas and in particular to reduce the barriers faced by communities looking to develop business and enterprise in their area. With LEGI now entering the second stage of bidding, the purpose of this Rapid Research is to assess the content of the first round bids and provide a set of recommendations for the local authorities seeking to submit future bids for funding.