New business units created in Levenmouth with funding of over £700,000 will create around 25 new jobs.
Funding comes from the Levenmouth Reconnected scheme, with seven new units – totaling 753m² – being created.
Around 25 jobs should be created as a direct result of the new units.
It is estimated that the construction itself will create at least 26 additional positions.
A “clear illustration” of commitments
Pamela Stevenson, head of economic development at Fife Council, said the new units will complement Levenmouth’s existing business base.
This will benefit, she added, businesses wishing to set up in the region and take advantage of improved rail accessibility.
“This project is a clear illustration of the economic development commitments to and within Mid Fife,” said Ms Stevenson.
“It provides an opportunity for growth for existing and new businesses, which over time will create additional jobs and skills.
“This will help ensure that commercial occupiers will have sustainable travel options for visitors and staff, as well as helping to increase use of the railway line itself.”
Located less than a mile from the proposed Cameron Bridge rail station, the new business park also offers businesses the opportunity to increase sustainable modes of travel.
It will encourage greater use of public transport, or on foot.
Funding applications are welcome
The Levenmouth Reconnected Program welcomes applications for grant funding for proposed projects that support the four key grant themes.
These are opportunities for all, inclusive jobs and growth, thriving places and community-led services.
The projects must also “maximise the economic and social value” of the reopened rail link to Leven for communities in the Levenmouth area.
The second round of major grant funding applications is underway and these are being assessed.
Applications for the fund’s small grants program can be submitted at any time.
Applicants may apply for a maximum of 90% of the total costs of an eligible project not exceeding £5,000.
Applications can also be made for up to £5,000 to cover the cost of larger eligible projects.
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