£33k boost to help residents in Barking launch businesses

Corrine Hutcheson, enterprise manager for East Thames and Nicola Brown, co-ordinator at Starting Poi

Corrine Hutcheson, enterprise manager for East Thames and Nicola Brown, co-ordinator at Starting Point - Credit: East Thames Group

A £33,000 grant will help up to 100 people living in social housing launch their own businesses.

Starting Point, a social enterprise hub in Pickering Road, Barking, received the money from the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund for its New Beginnings project.

Nicola Brown, co-ordinator at Starting Point, said: “This funding will go a long way to help us to continue to deliver a vital service to east London.”

To find out more about the project starting-point.org.uk