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Don’t Let Brexit Sink Wisbech Ferry Project

Posted by Alex Mayer on 10th September 2018

Over 140 Fenland people found work last year thanks to support from the Ferry Project but now funding for back to work projects could be at risk due to Brexit.

Euro MP Alex Mayer was invited to Octavia House by Founder & Director of the Ferry Project Keith Smith. The twenty year success story is the largest provider for homeless-related issues in Fenland.

Ms Mayer and Mr Smith discussed the European funded “Building Better Opportunities” scheme. Thanks to the £800,000 investment from Community Connections North, funding the Ferry Project, they have run forklift truck driving, horticulture and first aid courses to help people re-skill and prepare for new jobs.

Ms Mayer called on the Government to commit to replace all funds lost due to Brexit and to provide continuity to local charities.

Alex Mayer MEP said: “European funds have helped local people rebuild their lives and find long-term jobs. The Ferry Project know what they are doing and have a track record of success.

“The saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s why we need the government to commit to replace lost EU funding like for like, and over the long-term.

“I don’t want to see government funding move from places like Wisbech to the big cities, we deserve our fair share.”