Lincoln business group secures £600,000 grant

Hundreds of thousands of pounds has been secured to help boost the Lincoln economy.

Lincoln Business Improvement Group has been given a grant of £612,000 from the European Regional Development Fund.

Managers said £400,000 of local funding, required to unlock the main amount, had also been agreed.

The cash would be used to promote the city and its events online and with traditional publicity, they added.

The group provides a range of support services and organises events and activities for more than 800 city levy payers. It has an annual turnover of about £1.1m.

Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: "The funding will allow us to review signage in the city and look at ways to make it even easier for visitors to find their way around.

"We will also be working with the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce to develop a range of business support measures, including training and business advice, to help city businesses become more successful."

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