14/11/2023: Breckland launches significant Business Support Scheme

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Breckland Council has launched a landmark new Business Support Scheme for small businesses and community organisations with the aim of investing up to £1million fostering economic growth, community development and improved rural infrastructure.

The Support Scheme, which leverages funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through the Rural England Prosperity Fund is intended to fund capital projects for small businesses and community infrastructure, improving productivity and strengthening our rural economy.

The scheme is designed to provide funding through four different streams.  These are aimed at rural businesses wanting to diversify; businesses with growth potential needing a helping hand; businesses based in town or village centres wanting to bring more customers to the area; or community and voluntary organisations wanting to support social and economic growth through innovation.

Councillor Paul Claussen, Breckland Executive Member for Economic Development and Growth commented: "This is a significant investment in our local economy, due to inject up to £1million over the lifetime of the scheme.

"Where many rural businesses face obstacles when trying to grow, attract new customers and invest, we have been able to leverage this national funding through the Rural England Prosperity Fund, to help break down those barriers.

"Applications are now open; I urge all our local small businesses and community organisations to find out more about the scheme to see if it can be of benefit to them."

More information can be found at: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/business-growth/REPF

Last updated: 30/01/2024 09:47:26