More funding is available for rural businesses following the recent government announcement of £200m for rural schemes.
The announcement can be found here. Calls will be launched for applications in both the Countryside Productivity and the Growth Programme.
There will be £120m of new offers of funding under the Countryside Productivity (CP) Scheme.
Water Resource Management grants and Improving Forestry Productivity grants are available now. The Water Resource Management grants are to improve farm and horticultural productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation by the construction of on-farm reservoirs.
The Forestry grants are to improve forestry productivity through felling, extraction and adding value by primary processing of timber products.
The minimum grant request in each case is £35,000.
Further information on these offers is available here.
Funding for the Growth Programme will be topped up for food processing, business development and tourism infrastructure.
August will also see the launch of a new £30m Rural Broadband Infrastructure Grants offer. This will be additional to, and delivered alongside, the current Government programme to provide Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband service in rural areas. Importantly, this funding will be in addition to the total of £177m allocated to LEP areas through the European funded Growth Programme.
For more information about these schemes please contact Jo Jury, Rural Development Lead at the Rural Payments Agency 01905 768858 Jo.Jury@rpa.gsi.gov.uk
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