The Rural Development Programme for England launches its final call for funding

The Rural Development Programme for England has launched its final call for funding.

The programme will provide grants to rural start-ups and businesses to grow, diversify, and ultimately, benefit their local area. The minimum grant you can apply for is £20,000 and the maximum is £750,000. More information about the funding can be found here:

There are currently three open calls for funding – Food Processing, Business Development and Tourism Infrastructure. The deadline for Expression of Interests is 16 February 2020.

 For businesses based in/near Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority, in partnership with the Rural Payments Agency, are delighted to invite businesses to a funding workshop for businesses and rural projects in Greater Manchester on the 15th January 2020 at 10.00-12.00 at St James’, 61-59 Oxford Rd, Manchester.

If your business is based in a rural area this is your opportunity to learn about the funding and to discuss your potential ideas with experts. You can check here if your business is in rural Greater Manchester.T

he event is free but registration is required so please sign up here to let us know you are coming. For any queries about the event please contact Beth Bradshaw at the Greater Manchester Combined