Cash to help businesses grow

Published: 24 Jan 2013 09:30

MORE money is being made available for local businesses as the fourth round of the regional growth fund has opened.

The fund, set up by central Government, has already helped 180 projects get started - creating and safeguarding local jobs and attracting significant private sector investment. A total of £350m is available, bringing the total handed out to £2.6bn.

Dr Phillip Lee, Bracknell MP, has welcomed the news and said: "This £350m of investment will help businesses grow and could support thousands of new jobs in the Thames Valley."

Businesses can apply until March 20 and the Government said it will host a number of events to help with the application process. Offers will be confirmed within six months. To apply, by noon on Wednesday, March 20, visit www.gov.uk/under standing-the-regional-growth- fund#how-to-apply

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