4 November 2021

North Lincolnshire Projects secure £1.3m from Government’s Community Renewal Fund for new jobs and training

Hundreds of people will be supported to develop new businesses and get back into work as a raft of community projects are backed by more than £1m Government cash.

The four projects will see new business incubator space created, training and development opportunities offered, support for people to build their confidence to get back into the jobs market and direct support for employers to shape skills training.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It’s great that the Government has backed these community projects here in North Lincolnshire with the cash needed to get them up and running.

“The Community Renewal funding will make a real difference to many peoples’ lives by supporting these schemes which will enable people to secure their full potential and also to keep their families safe and well.

“The economy is growing, and we are starting to see the number of well-paid jobs in our area really take off, most importantly these opportunities will be available to everyone in our community. This money will be critical in building stronger communities, supporting the creation of more jobs and enabling people to access the many vacancies.”

The projects will be delivered in collaboration with partners. This includes DN Colleges Group, Ongo and community hub Oasis.

The cash is part of the Government’s levelling up agenda. It operates alongside the Community Ownership Fund which were announced by the Chancellor at Budget on 27 October and is in addition to £35m already committed by Government for Scunthorpe through the town deal and Future High Streets Fund, £12m for the Burringham Bypass connectivity improvements on the M181 (A1077), £14m for flood defence work on the River Trent and £35m for the new pumping station at Keadby.

The three funds will come together to ensure that towns and villages across the United Kingdom are supported to deliver the levelling up ambitions.