Cash available to continue to help business

More than 80 businesses have benefited from more than £6.43m of funding from Northumberland’s Business Growth programme.

Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, in conjunction with Northumberland County Council, was awarded £11.75m from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to deliver a programme that provided financial support to eligible businesses to encourage the creation of new sustainable jobs and the growth of skills and talent.

The programme has now committed more than half the funds available and is calling for the last applications.

For businesses wanting to take advantage of the remaining £4.8m available to invest in projects, applications need to be submitted by August 31.

Peter McIntyre, Arch Group managing director, said: “The funding has been a great boost to Northumberland’s economy, providing direct financial support for investment by businesses.

“I would urge all Northumberland businesses to submit applications to take advantage of valuable funds available to assist in growth and expanding operations.”

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