MEP to find out how firms get cash

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A EURO MP is calling for companies to tell her how she can get firms more EU cash.

Catherine Bearder is touring Hampshire tomorrow, to find out how they won grant funding for their projects.

She will end the day in Portsmouth, with a dinner with businesspeople, so she can gather hints and tips for other firms.

She said: ‘I’m bringing a delegation from the European Parliament to see how European money is being invested in my constituency, and in some cases how it isn’t. But I also want MEPs to learn how we can get more money to support local communities.

‘There is a huge pot of money in Brussels waiting to be invested and often organisations just don’t apply for it.’