EAFRD Bakewell workshop 16/12/19

Rural Development Programme for England – now open!

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire can benefit from a further guaranteed £35 million worth of funding to create new jobs, boost tourism, and unlock growth in rural areas.

The new call will provide grants of between £20,000 to £750,000 for rural businesses to construct or improve buildings, purchase new equipment and machinery to grow their business or open up opportunities for tourism.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

More information on the Rural Development Programme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme  

RDPE workshops

To support rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to make the most of these opportunities the Rural Payments Agency, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the D2N2 Growth Hub will be holding a series of workshops to promote the funding opportunities to rural businesses.

2 workshops will be held in December and will give an opportunity to meet rural advisers on how to complete high quality applications to the RDPE.    

  • Friday 13 December 2019 at Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7Q (10.00 – 11.30)
  • Monday 16 December 2019 at Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH (10.00 – 11.30)

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

2 workshops will be held at Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA on the following dates:

  • Thursday 16 January 2020 (10:00-12:00)
  • Tuesday 4 February 2020 (10:00-12:00)

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS  

All the above workshops are free to attend

The workshops will be an opportunity for rural businesses to find out more about the funding opportunities and receive support in making high quality applications to the Rural Development Programme.

Closing date for applications is February 16th 2020.

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