Cheshire businesses are being urged to apply for Round 6 of the Regional Growth fund, with £200 million available to assist economic growth and job creation.
The message was delivered by Chester MP Stephen Mosley, who urged businesses “to seize every opportunity offered” by “the most pro-business Government in a generation.”
The Regional Growth Fund is providing £3.2 billion of funding to businesses. The funding, to be delivered between 2011 and 2017, is to support projects and programmes which use private sector investment to support jobs and growth.
Rounds one to five have allocated £2.9 billion to 427 projects, with £420 million being spent in the North West to support 79 different business. In west Cheshire Catalyst for Growth, which brings together the University of Chester with the Thornton Science Park, is supporting training, jobs and growth at the Shell Research Centre that the University acquired in March 2013.
Commenting on the Regional Growth Fund, Chester MP Stephen Mosley said:
“The Fund has secured 93,000 jobs in the North West – 93,000 jobs that are supporting families and giving people in and around Chester the security of a regular pay packet.”
The Chester MP is also the Prime Minister’s Small Business Ambassador. Applications for Round 6 opened on 19 June 2014. The deadline for Round 6 is midday on 30 September 2014.