Lincolnshire has been awarded around £30 million from the
Government to help create jobs, supports businesses and encourage growth.
The latest round of Local Growth Funding - also known as the
Growth Deal – will be used to create a new Centre for Health Science at the
University of Lincoln, support for the establishment of three Food Enterprise
Zones and a Skills Capital Programme across Greater Lincolnshire.
A number of other projects are also set to benefit which
will aim to improve infrastructure in the area and also create jobs.
The total amount of funding is set to help create over 7,300
and also attract £186 million in additional private sector investment over the
next 10 years.
Local Growth Minister Andrew Percy MP said: “As well as
creating new jobs and supporting businesses, we're investing in the next
generation with a new skills programme to improve access to further education.”
The hope is that the investment will also ensure young
people in the area have all they need to reach their potential.
Higher level of
skills and innovation
The new Centre for Health Science on the University of
Lincoln campus will cost around £5 million and will drive a higher level of
skills and innovation throughout the health and care sector.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of
Lincoln, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded Growth Deal funding
towards a new Greater Lincolnshire Centre for Health Science.”
Additionally, £6.5 million will be used on a Skills Capital
Programme, which will aim to deliver high-quality skills for people in Greater
An advanced engineering research and development centre is
also set to receive just under £2 million worth of funding to go towards building
The new investment brings the total amount of Growth Deal
funding that the Greater Lincolnshire area has received since 2014 to £155.45
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