A NEW programme to support supercharge mission-driven businesses in Barnsley has been launched.

London start up accelerator Unrest has picked South Yorkshire as the base for its next programme - and a number of businesses could be in line for support.

The South Yorkshire Unrest Programme will start in September, and annually aims to support up to 30 north England-based, consumer-driven startups which positively impact on people’s lives.

Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture at Barnsley Council, said: “This is a brilliant programme for our region and for the TeamSY project, and we hope to see a number of Barnsley businesses benefit from this.

“The accelerator is great for supporting businesses already creating a positive impact and opening them up to better investment potential.”

To apply, fill out the short application form online,by August 15 at www.unrest.world.