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14 Nov 2022
Arts Alive has received a significant increase in funding from The Arts Council England’s latest round of funding. Ian Kerry, Arts Alive Executive Director, said, “This is fantastic news and is a tribute to all those promoters in the area, who give up their time to put on some amazing events – and to our loyal audiences who come out to see some great culture.” More than £1.5 million [HP1] ...
Paul Kalinauckas
18 Oct 2022
A special event to help make sure businesses have access to the grants, loans and business support available is to be staged by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.  The networking breakfast - to be held in Telford on December 1 - will introduce business intermediaries to the many strands of funding support available to small and medium businesses in the Marches area.  The event will be held...
 Members of Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
20 May 2022
An event has been held to celebrate the success of a £7.8 million project in Shropshire, which has supported scores of vulnerable and isolated people back into employment and training and helped hundreds more build confidence and skills ready for the world of work. The Building Better Opportunities (BBO) initiative has been led across the county by Wellington-based supported employment and...
08 Jan 2019
Shropshire's leading business advice service supported nearly 2,000 businesses across the county in the first ten months of last year, it has revealed. The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire says it helped 1,983 businesses with their launch and growth plans between January and the end of October 2018 as part of its work to help create a flourishing entrepreneurial economy across the county. The hub –...
25 Sep 2017
Businesses and organisations have until the end of this year to apply for grants of up to £170,000 for new initiatives that will boost visitor numbers to Shropshire. A total of £3.5 million is on offer in the region for eligible rural businesses through DEFRA’s latest round of funding in its Growth Programme. The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD),...
02 Mar 2017
A Shropshire man who ran a major business for many years has called upon his decades of experience to launch a new financial service from the county. Independent specialist consultant, Mark Pilsbury, aged 55, has launched Stag Capital Finance after 25 years at the head the Syan Group, an IT firm with a £40 million turnover. Based in Shrewsbury but covering the whole of the UK, the firm will...
07 Feb 2017
Businesses across Shropshire looking to revamp their buildings and create new jobs can apply for grants of up to £100,000 thanks to a new £2.5m fund launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) is available for eligible businesses to fund extensions, renovations or reconfigurations of commercial premises across Herefordshire, Shropshire...
27 Jan 2017
Funding streams worth £3.5m to boost the tourism and the food processing industries in Shropshire have been announced. The latest round of Growth Programme funding from Rural Development Programme England, administered by DEFRA, will see two pots of funding available. There is £1m to develop visitor attractions, tourist information, and recreational and small scale infrastructure projects in...
11 Dec 2015
Severnside Housing’s Community Chest Fund has granted funding to Shrewsbury Food Bank to deliver Christmas food parcels to those most in need this Christmas. The Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Longden Coleham, applied to Severnside’s Community Chest Fund for funding after identifying 30 vulnerable families who they felt needed extra help this Christmas.  Following consultation with the Community...
DASH Disability and Visual Arts Organisation in Shropshire
25 Jul 2014
Staff and trustees of Disability Arts Organisation DASH were celebrating last week – after receiving the news that they had been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England. DASH is a Disability Arts development organisation, which works locally, nationally and internationally with disabled people in partnership with arts and cultural organisations to develop Disability Arts practice...
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