Businesses in Caerphilly County Borough are being urged to apply to a new European funding scheme.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has said the first firms that previously signed up to the Local Investment Fund are already feeling its benefit.
The Local Investment Fund is a new scheme that has been made available to local authorities in Wales through EU funding and the Welsh Assembly.
Three of the firms in the Caerphilly County Borough who have so far successfully applied for the grant to date are:
Councillor Ron Davies, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The diversity of these ventures clearly demonstrates that the Local Investment Fund is an accessible funding stream that can benefit businesses of all shapes and sizes.
“The council is delighted to offer this funding, along with the package of support and advice currently available from our dedicated team and I would appeal to local businesses to get in touch to see if we can help.”