Helping rural business thrive

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Small and medium enterprises in South Holland, Bourne and the Deepings can benefit from Creative England’s £150,000 Rural B2B Fund.

Applicants are asked to find the best digital B2B solutions for the rural market, with up to £25,000 available for each business.

Coun Colin Davie.

Coun Colin Davie.

Ideas could include industry-specific auction websites and a carbon footprint apps, among many others.

The fund aims to open up new opportunities for those in outlying areas with creative digital solutions, thereby stimulating business growth in rural locations.

Councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economic development at the county council, said: “Over the next few years we’ll be dramatically improving broadband speeds and we want to make sure local businesses within the eligible regions are in pole position to reap the benefits.

“This project will take things another step forward.”

The deadline is July 27 and for more details, go to