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:
More information on the Rural Development Programme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme
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 at Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA on the following dates:
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.
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.
This project is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 in England.