Nine Lancashire County Council projects designed to stimulate regeneration and economic growth have received combined government funding of £ 3.4million.
The plans, which received money from the Community Renewal Fund, include £ 700,000 for a Low Carbon Technology Skills and Business Support Academy, £ 650,000 for the Pennine Lancashire Linear Park Pilot along the corridor from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, £ 260,000 to establish a center to educate residents of Rossendale on decarbonization, and additional funding for digital resilience training for businesses.
These were chosen following a local bidding and evaluation process led by the county council.
County Councilor Aidy Riggott, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Growth, said: “It is essential that we take every possible opportunity to increase investment in Lancashire and I am very pleased that our successful application for the Fund community renewal brings in £ 3.4m for some extremely useful projects.
“This funding will provide employment opportunities for people in the low carbon economy, support the growth of small businesses and renew community activities, helping to accelerate the recovery of the places in Lancashire which have been most affected by the pandemic. “
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