Grants available for Rural Businesses
On 4th November the doors opened to new applications for grant funding for rural businesses.
11 November 2019
You could be eligible for a ‘Rural Growth Programme’ grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.
There are 3 types of grant:
- Business development
- Food processing
- Rural tourism infrastructure
The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF). The minimum value of grant is £20,000, with a maximum of £175,000. (It could be higher in some circumstances.)
Interested in the Growth Programme?
If you are a business based in Gloucestershire and you are interested in applying for a Growth Programme grant, why not come to an applicant workshop? You’ll be able to find out more about the grants and how to apply.
Click here to register for Tuesday 3rd December EAFRD Rural Grants Workshop
Click here to register for Thursday 5th December EAFRD Rural Grants Workshop
Or, if you want to know if your idea could be eligible, before you go any further, fill in this short form and send it to us, and we’ll get back to you.
You’ll be able to find out more about the grants and how to apply for a grant at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme