More funding available for firms

MORE than 40 businesses in the county have benefited from £6million of funding thanks to a programme that provides financial support for capital projects and skills development.

And Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, is now urging firms to apply for a share of the remaining money.

In conjunction with Northumberland County Council, it was awarded £11.75million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to deliver a package of support that would encourage the creation of new sustainable jobs, safeguard existing jobs and improve worker skills in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Businesses can apply for the Accelerating Business Growth Fund and/or the Apprenticeship and Training Fund. For more information, call Arch’s RGF team on 01670 528479 or email