Cash incentive draws people to Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute Council has revealed that 53 new residents and three businesses have relocated to the region under the local authority’s Rural Resettlement Fund (RRF) – and been awarded more than £140,000 along the way.
Families who have already set up home in Argyll and Bute have received £126,000 in personal relocation grants.
The businesses – a fencing contractor on Colonsay, a patisserie on the Isle of Bute and a repair engineer to Dunoon – have also been awarded self-employment relocation grants totalling £15,000 from the fund.
The innovative scheme, which remains open for applications, was launched in October 2016 to encourage people and businesses to move to Argyll and Bute and is now being advertised on a national jobs and homes search website.
Councillor Aileen Morton, leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: ‘The £500,000 fund is open to families, individuals and businesses looking for new opportunities or a new way of life.
‘We have just launched a national digital marketing campaign to encourage even more people to apply to the fund and make Argyll and Bute a place to live, work and do business.’
For more information and to apply for funding, visit argyll-bute. gov.uk/rrf.