The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Enterprise Development Fund
helps create jobs in Ayrshire

THE GlaxoSmithKline Enterprise Development Fund has been created to support sustainable job-creating initiatives in Ayrshire. With the second round of applications assessed by the Fund Panel, another £48,730 has been awarded across the region.

The successful awards range from sales roles to offshore technicians, recycling to nursery nurse amongst others.

In only two sittings of the Panel, this brings the total awarded to £78,000.

Martin Cheyne, Chair of the Funding Panel (pictured above) said: “Once again we are pleased to be in a position to aid in the creation of another 18 new jobs in the area. We are well on target to helping create 70 new jobs over the 2 years that the fund will run.”

With funding of £400,000 provided by GSK, the Enterprise Development Fund is administered by the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). It supports applications from individuals wishing to start businesses, businesses wishing to expand, and private and voluntary sector organisations that are operating or plan to operate, in Irvine and the surrounding Ayrshire area.

If you can demonstrate that you'll be creating new, sustainable, quality full or part-time jobs to help regenerate the local community then you may be eligible to apply to the fund for a grant to assist you in your project.

For more information on how to apply visit

Or call 01292 678666 for an application pack.

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