LEADER grants now available to support rural development

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LEADER grants now available to support rural development

June 2015

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The application process has now opened for LEADER grants, to support rural development.

Designed to assist those in rural industry at a local level,  this European Funding has in the past supported a wide range of projects from farm diversification to regeneration  of community assets and purchase of appropriate equipment and vehicles to benefit the rural economy.

Grants from £2,500 - £35,000 are available , with 60% private match funding required in most cases. Applications should be made to your Local Action Group and to identify whether you live in a qualifying area click here

Further grant aid is available to rural business through application to the RPA for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD); aimed at promoting the growth of rural business, this scheme offers grants from £35,000 - £155,000.

Calls for applications are currently open in a limited number of Local Enterprise Partnership areas, as part of an initial phase, before the programme opens fully. Calls for applications across the country are expected shortly.

For further information about either of these grant schemes please contact one of our rural consultancy team.

Click here to find out more about our rural consultancy services.

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