£24 million Growth Programme
The Government has announced a new £24 million Growth Programme which aims to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside.
Applications for the grants are now officially open and are set to give businesses a real boost by supporting projects that can make a big difference to the rural economy.
Local priorities have been established across the country meaning that this funding will be directly targeted at initiatives that will bring the biggest benefit for those local areas.
Opportunities could include helping people to expand or set up or new businesses, developing new food processing facilities and promoting tourism.
Individual grants are worth upwards of £35,000 depending on the individual project and will be offered in nine Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). A further two rounds of the growth programme are expected in August and September and the remaining LEP areas will be invited over the next few months to apply for grants to help them support their local rural communities.
Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/growth-programme-grants-for-the-rural-economy for further information about applying for grants