Partners and Support
Eden Portland is a partnership between MEMO (Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory) and Jurassica, working in partnership with Eden Project International Limited. Albion Stone is delivering the quarry and underground mine, which will house the visitor experience.
Funding totalling £1.3 million was secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through the Government’s Local Growth Fund to create a unique tourist attraction on Portland. This is expected to attract 325,000 visitors a year, 100 FTE all year round jobs plus an ongoing programme for 30 apprentices in the Portland Community and an additional 120 jobs in the local economy.
About Dorset LEP
Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is a business-led private and public sector partnership that aims to promote local economic growth and prosperity. Acting as a strategic gateway to funding, Dorset LEP supports and delivers projects of long-term economic benefit for all in Dorset through cross-sector partnership.
For more information visit the Dorset LEP
About the Local Growth Fund
Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone.
That’s why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.
Analysis has shown that every £1 of Local Growth Fund invested could generate £4.81 in benefits. Dorset LEP has secured £98.5 million Local Growth Funding for Dorset to date.
Additional funding has been secured from both the local authorities: Dorset County Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, and there is a commitment to collaborate to deliver real social and economic benefit to the local community.
The Eden Portland team is working closely with Natural England to ensure that the distinctive landscape of the Isle, its geological assets, and value as part of an internationally important coastline are managed and conserved.
Additional thanks to Sue Lyons and The Valentine Trust