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Fenland businesses have until the end of February to apply for grants of up to £25k

Fenland businesses have until the end of the month to complete a simple expression of interest form to put themselves in with a chance of getting a grant of up to £25k.

Investment in Business grant awards

New businesses can get grants of up to £10k as well as a range of free services to support every stage of their business journey via the Fenland Start-Up Business Support Programme.

The Fenland Start-Up Business Support Programme provides support and grant funding to people with a business idea or a business that has been trading for less than a year.

Meanwhile, grants of £5,000 to £25,000 are available to Fenland businesses of all sizes in the second round of the Fenland Investment in Business grants programme.

To complete an expression of interest visit:

Cllr Ian Benney, Fenland District Council's portfolio holder for Economic Growth, said: "These grants can play a major part in supporting start-up businesses to get a foothold and more established businesses to continue to thrive in Fenland.

"This is good news for everyone as it's our businesses that provide local jobs and help our whole economy to grow and prosper.

"We're delighted to have already awarded several grants in the first round and look forward to seeing the full benefits of those as the projects are fully rolled out, as well as what can be achieved with this next round of funding."

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, said: "It's great to see that businesses in Fenland will soon benefit from millions in funding received by the Combined Authority via the Shared Prosperity Fund.

"The Combined Authority, in partnership with Fenland District Council, is investing millions in the district to help businesses grow, support good jobs, skills and training and accelerate the local economy.

"I encourage Fenland businesses and entrepreneurs to see how this new funding can support their plans to grow."

More than £190k of funds were awarded in an initial phase of Investment in Business grants. 

Nick Osborn, of FRP Group Holdings, which secured one of the grants, said: "This will enable us to boost employment within our team and increase the range of services we offer to our customers.

"I would actively encourage other local SMEs to apply for the next round of funding as the process is really straightforward."

The grants are being delivered by Fenland District Council's economic growth team Fenland for Business. They're funded by the UK Government's Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Shared Prosperity Fund thanks to a successful bid by Fenland District Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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February 2024

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