Tom Arthur, constituency MSP for Renfrewshire South, has welcomed £94,497 of Scottish Government funding for Scotpreneur, University of West of Scotland and Young Enterprise Scotland across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire local authorities; three projects which foster entrepreneurship.
This latest round of funding will help people from under-represented backgrounds start their own businesses and nurture new companies. There will also be funding to help women and other priority groups become entrepreneurs and access support.
The Ecosystem Fund will provide a total of £1.6 million to 42 recipients, while the Pre-Start Pathways Fund will support 20 projects with £1.3 million.
Commenting Tom Arthur,SNP MSP for Renfrewshire South, said:
“I am delighted that this latest round of SNP Scottish Government support for entrepreneurial talent by providing funding to the three projects in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.
“These funds will unlock enormous potential in budding sectors of our economy, helping Scots to utilise their talents and easing financial pressures for those hit hardest by the ongoing cost of living crisis.
“It is the SNP’s mission to foster an entrepreneurial climate built on the three pillars of equality, opportunity and community, and this fund is an important step towards making that a reality in communities like Renfrewshire South.”