Farmers could be eligible for a Growth Programme Grant if your business is carrying out a project that will create jobs or bring more money into the Rural Economy, including diversification projects. Grant funding can help pay for constructing or improving buildings, or buying new equipment and machinery.
Usually you need to apply for a minimum of £35,000, although this can vary in some LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership). There is a two part application process, starting with the expression of interest – once an application has been made, it will be assessed to see how well it fits the priorities.
If RPA assesses that your expression of interest is suitable, they will invite you to submit a full application.
The deadline to submit an expression of interest is 31 May 2018.
Alternatively, you can call us on 01608 661666 to speak to our Rural Department.