Work to offer self-employment workshops has received a funding boost in Eastbourne.
£5,000 of ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding from the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has been awarded to Enterprise Exchange.
Commenting on the grant award, Benna McCartney said: “This is vital funding for us and means we can offer people with additional barriers in Eastbourne, the opportunity to become self-employed or start their own business, through our self-employment course”.
Commending Enterprise Exchange on its successful bid, Mrs Bourne said: “This fund is about helping local community projects make Sussex safer and that’s exactly what this self-employment course is doing”.
“Since launching the Safer in Sussex funding scheme in December 2013, I have made over £1m available to more than 220 local crime reduction and community safety initiatives.”
“The scheme is making a real difference to communities across Sussex. The high numbers applying shows that local organisations and community groups care about, and are committed to, helping keep Sussex a safe place in which to live.”
“I will be following the progress of Enterprise Exchange closely over the coming months.”
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For further information about the Safer in Sussex funding scheme and how to apply visit: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/apply-for-funding/
You can watch a selection of videos about Safer in Sussex funding on our YouTube channel here.