£3.5m for businesses

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South Holland District Council has received European funding approval for its £3.5million Grants4Growth business support project, which focuses on competitiveness, resilience and creating the right conditions for growth.

A new business broker will work through the council and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership to help local businesses access the grants within South Holland District, Boston Borough and the strategic

South East Lincolnshire area. The project will be delivered in partnership with Breckland Council, which already manages a similar successful scheme across much of East Anglia.

Coun Howard Johnson, the district council’s portfolio holder for economic development, welcomed news of the funding approval and said: “This project has clear, attributable economic, growth and resilience benefits for local businesses.”

David Dexter, deputy chairman of the LEP, said : “Small firms are the lifeblood of the Greater Lincolnshire economy ... the message we are hearing from them is that access to finance continues to be a barrier to growth.”

l For further information, email economicdevelopment@sholland.gov.uk