Rural businesses across Berkshire can access a share of £720,000 of funding being made available to grow companies and create jobs in rural communities. Thames Valley LEP is inviting owners of new and established businesses based in rural Berkshire to find out more about how they can apply for a share of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
If your company is rurally-based and requires funding to develop and grow, this rural funding could be a significant step towards achieving your plans. Applications are invited for capital investments to create jobs and grow rural micro and small businesses in the LEP area. Priority will be given to projects that: implement new technologies, processes or equipment to improve productivity allow farm businesses to diversify into non-agricultural activities construct and develop workshops, factories and other premises and facilities where there is clear evidence of need and demand. There is also specific funding for businesses that will develop and grow tourism in rural areas through infrastructure, attractions, events, festivals and high quality accommodation.
More information on the funding and how to apply is available on the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP click here for details