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TWO new grant schemes have been launched to help support business start-ups and assist long-term job-seekers.

Winchester City Council, which covers Denmead, Bishop’s Waltham and Wickham, has launched the pilot schemes in a bid to stimulate growth across the district during the economic downturn.

Cllr Robert Humby, deputy leader of the council, said: ‘These two new grant schemes, as well as our existing grant schemes, show this administration is committed to supporting the local economy.’

To find out more about Winchester City Council’s grants for businesses visit