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London Economic Action Partnership

  • By London Councils

The London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) is the local enterprise partnership for London.

The LEAP brings entrepreneurs and business together with the Mayoralty and London boroughs to identify strategic actions to support and lead economic growth and job creation in the capital.

The LEAP Board held its first meeting in February 2017.

The Mayor of London chairs the LEAP Board. London Councils nominates members to sit on the LEAP.

The LEAP Board has two sub-committees – the LEAP Investment Committee and the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone Programme Board.

The LEAP also oversees the delivery of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Programme in London, via it European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Committee. The ESIF programme runs from 2014-2020 and London has an indicative allocation of €748.6m. This is split between the European Social Fund (ESF) that funds employment and training activities and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) that supports activities to improve economic competitiveness in London. 

London boroughs can get advice and guidance about bidding for European funding via the Access Europe Network. The network is funded by London Councils, as well as the City of London, the London Enterprise Panel, Greater London Enterprise (GLE) and European funds.

Further information on the LEAP can be found on the London Economic Action Partnership website.