Final Reports

In June 2023, the Insight Works was commissioned by Kent County Council to undertake a single Summative Assessment of two, similar and connected European Regional Development Fund projects – LoCASE 2 and LoCASE 3. The reports are structured in line with the Managing Authority – Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) – published Summative Assessment Guidance.

LoCASE 2 (South East LEP) and LoCASE 3 (Coast 2 Capital, Solent and EM3) were follow on projects to the highly successful LoCASE 1 and launched in October and November 2020. Both projects have provided significant support to over 1,200 businesses. They have assisted in the reduction of 5,263 tonnes of GHG year on year, triggered 54 collaborations between Universities and SMEs, created an estimated 140 jobs, safeguarded a further 566, created almost £8m in additional GVA and safeguarded £36.2m.