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European grant funding boost for Northamptonshire
Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for small and medium-sized businesses in Northamptonshire which are interested in investing in digital technology to help their expansion.
Applicants must commit to at least match this funding to support innovative and enterprising digital activities that will help business growth and job creation.
The sort of projects that would be suitable for funding include: achieving efficiencies by using cloud systems; enhancing online presence; accessing new markets through e-commerce; and remote working and mobile solutions.
Delivered by Northamptonshire County Council in partnership with Northamptonshire Growth Hub, the funding for the project has been made available from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Applications will be jointly assessed by the county council and Northamptonshire Growth Hub.
Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for public protection, strategic planning and infrastructure, said: “I’m delighted to announce that this funding is available for small and medium-sized businesses in the county as this funding can make a very big difference to these companies who are looking to expand.
“Eligibility for the grant also relies on the funding bringing benefits for the wider Northamptonshire economy, which means the benefits are widespread.”