Chance for businesses to learn more about funding

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

FUNDING opportunities for businesses will be on the agenda at a meeting organised by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner and the Island Business Forum.

It follows the recent announcement of the Southampton and Portsmouth City Deal, which is designed to help create more than 17,000 jobs in the cities and boost the Solent region.

Further funding is also available through the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Mr Turner said: "I know many Island businesses, particularly the smaller ones, feel they don’t know enough about the support available from the government.

"I wanted to organise a meeting, open to all, to help get that information across. There will be presentations about how the Island can benefit from the City Deal and other funding streams which Island businesses could benefit from."

Forum chairman Ian Jenkins said: "There is no charge to be involved in the forum, and part of our strength is that all the existing business organisations are also involved."

The meeting will take place on May 6, at 11.30am, at the Riverside Centre. All Island businesses are welcome.

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