Posts Tagged ‘expand’

Integrated transport innovation: apply now for business funding

Comments Off | 09-15-2015

Innovate UK is to invest in collaborative R&D projects that will improve transport systems. These projects will enable seamless end-to-end journeys for both people and goods.
The concept of end-to-end journeys aims to expand the thinking around mobility as a service. It will do this by developing multi-modal travel options and a single point of access

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Growth Programme: £8 million funding for rural businesses

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

Rural businesses across the country looking to expand will be able to benefit from new funding worth over £8 million which will help unlock the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
From rural events such as Latitude festival to farms shops, a range of rural businesses looking to expand

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£10 million boost for voter registration

Comments Off | 01-10-2015

The government has today announced that almost £10 million will be given to local authorities and to national activity to boost the number of people registering to vote around the country. This builds on the £4.2 million allocated for the previous financial year and the enormous success of online registration, which has seen over 4

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Broadband boost for rural Scotland

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will be next to get fibre broadband in the latest phase of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael welcomed the news, describing it as an important step in connecting communities.

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Details of £5 million fund to repair, protect, and conserve First World War memorials revealed

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Details of a £5 million fund to conserve and protect war memorials were revealed today by Prime Minister David Cameron and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid.
The fund, originally announced by the Prime Minister at the end of last year, will support a range of different projects including:

Up to £3 million for the War Memorials Trust over

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UK supports economic development in Mozambique

Comments Off | 05-9-2014

The Department for International Development is leading a new multi-donor access to finance programme which will make £13.5 million available to expand access to banking services, advice, savings and credit facilities in Mozambique so that the sector works better for consumers.
Nearly 80% of Mozambicans are locked-out of formal financial services. The new programme will allow

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£120 million boost for local business infrastructure

Comments Off | 04-22-2014

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today (22 April 2014) announced a £120 million infrastructure investment plan to bring businesses and jobs to the Sheffield area on a visit to the local enterprise zone.
Eric Pickles visited Markham Vale as cabinet ministers explained how the government’s long-term economic plan will start delivering more than 200 infrastructure projects this

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JPMorgan Chase, DFID and CDC announce $20 million combined investment in Novastar Ventures

Comments Off | 04-9-2014

The new $5 million investment by JPMorgan Chase will be matched by an additional $15 million from DFID’s Impact Investment Fund (making a total of around £12 million).

Launched in 2013, the fund is managed by the CDC, the UK’s own development finance institution.

The investment in Novastar Ventures will allow it to fund early-stage businesses that

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Chancellor supports major north London regeneration projects

Comments Off | 04-9-2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has lent his support to two major regeneration projects in North London.
Having pledged government support for the regeneration of the Brent Cross area in his Budget speech, he visited Brent Cross Shopping Centre and met with the Council, owners of the Brent Cross shopping centre, developers and retailers

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Contribution of UK universities to national and local economic growth

Comments Off | 04-9-2014

Universities and higher education are worthwhile in their own right. They transform the lives of individuals and shape our society for the better. But today we are putting those benefits to one side. We are focusing on the fact that universities are also powerhouses for economic growth. They are a vital part of the government’s

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