governance, funding and transparency 

We are committed to the highest standards of openness and public accountability and have taken steps to ensure all of our decision-making and spending is as transparent as possible.

On this page, you’ll find more information on our governance, how we’re funded and the policies and procedures by which we take decisions.

We welcome your feedback on ways we can be even more open and transparent. If you would like to see something that isn’t here or if you have an idea about ways we can be more transparent, please get in touch.

Policies and procedures

Here, you will find our policies and procedures. You can view each document by clicking the adjacent link, which will take you to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website. The Combined Authority is the accountable body for the LEP, ensuring that all of our decisions and spending are overseen by local elected politicians.

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Minutes and papers

Minutes are taken at all of our meetings are to ensure our organisation and decisions are open and accessible to all. Our minutes, declarations of interest and papers for our boards and panels are published on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website. You can see these documents for each board and panel by clicking the adjacent link.

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Growth Deal funding

The Leeds City Region Local Growth Deal is a £1 billion-plus deal between the LEP and the Government to help transform the Leeds City Region economy.

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EU funding

The Leeds City Region has been notionally allocated £338 million of funding from the European Union to support business growth and create jobs for people in the region over the next seven to ten years. The LEP plays a key role, working alongside other stakeholders, in determining how this funding should be invested to create the best economic outcomes for our City Region.

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Grants for business

We help small and medium sized businesses in the region to develop and grow by providing support and investment. Find out more about our grant funding and the businesses we’ve supported through these programmes.

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LEP Board

Our board is made up of business and council leaders, working together to make the decisions that drive our strategic economic plan.

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Panels and advisory groups

These groups, made up of leaders from business and the public sector, advise our board and drive progress in our key areas of work.

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority

All our decisions are also subject to approval at public meetings of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to ensure that all of our actions are publicly accountable.

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Leeds City Region Leaders Board

The Leeds City Region Leaders Board ceased to operate on 31 March 2015 but you still download archived minutes and papers here.

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Business support and finance

Not sure where to start? Don't worry. Just get in touch with our business growth team and we can help you find the right support for your business needs.