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Minister joins LEP for deal signing 
£75.3m Growth Deal is investment package for the Marches.

Leaders from the public and private sectors across the Marches met with Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, for the signing of a £75m Marches Growth Deal.



The money, which brings together different funding streams, will be invested into the Marches to create thousands of homes and jobs over the coming five years and will generate up to £20m in private sector investment. 

Key projects in Telford and Hereford aimed at supporting the delivery of up to 6,000 jobs and 3,000 new homes are amongst the first to be supported by the deal - the £17.4m Telford Growth Package and £33.5m Hereford City Centre Transport Package both have guaranteed funding for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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LEP Board Members Prof Ian Oakes and Paul Hinkins joined the panel at an event which saw the region's businesses link up with potential overseas investors.

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Do you have a building to breathe new economic life into? 

Applications are still open to the Redundant Buildings Grant Scheme.

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Debra Holiday of Church Street Day Nursery, Wellington, Telford, which has received a grant from the Marches LEP

European funded project update

A new series of newsletter will be keeping you up to date with the latest EU news and informed about projects in the Marches being supported by European funding. 

From case studies on funded projects to information on potential funding calls, Project Update will aim to give you regular up to date information on forthcoming events and facts'n'stats about progress so far.  

Issue One... (~700Kb PDF download)

 

Supply chain funding call

Support for auto supply chain  


Grant and training support is available for eligible Marches businesses operating in the automotive supply chain. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is providing extra support for training and more information on the additional investment in skills is available here.

And click here to learn more about the £100m fund for green motoring.
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