The LEADER Rural Business Programme has £250,000 funding to support micro and small enterprises, farm diversification and rural tourism businesses.
Grants of £2,500 – £35,000 (representing 40% of the total project cost) will be available for eligible rural businesses with a specific idea in mind to help them grow and/or create new jobs.
All projects must support one of the following six LEADER priorities:
- support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
- boost rural tourism
- increase farm productivity
- increase forestry productivity
- provide rural services
- provide cultural and heritage activities
A call is now open with a deadline date for outline applications of 28th April 2017