Wanted Rural Businesses – Are you thinking about Starting or Expanding a Business?

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

For more information on LEADER click here



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