£1.5 million for rural projects

A HUGE £1.5 million is to be invested into rural projects from next April.

The money will be put into an Economic Development Fund by East Lindsey District Council that local communities and organisations can bid into to deliver schemes that will improve the area’s economy.

Grants of up to £50,000 will be available and the money will be targeted towards new projects or projects ‘which increase or expand existing services’.

Priority will be given to projects that increase investment; create or safeguard local employment; support the development of new business; attract additional visitors or increase the number of people involved in training or business development.

Coun Craig Leyland said: “We need more business, we need more jobs and we need more visitors and we hope that by working hand in hand with local people we could help achieve that with this fund.”