A second round of the Culture Recovery Fund will be open for applications from 7 January and will close on 26 January.
Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (round 3) applicants can now apply for funding towards specific items of equipment listed at Annex 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme handbook.
The Gigabit Voucher scheme offers business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project via the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme.
The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new strategy running to 2030, all grants and social investments will have to help achieve this strategy.
The Forestry Commission is offering free support to help forestry businesses access Rural Development Programme (RDPE) funding.
Micro, small or medium-sized business based in the rural areas of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside may be able to access support from the Rural Business Growth Service.
Expression of interests are still being taken by the Durham Coast and Lowlands LEADER.
Money is available through LEADER to fund projects that will create business growth and employment in rural areas.
As we moved into a second lockdown, government announced a series of measures to support businesses that have been forced to close.
North East Rural Growth Network is a partnership under the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) and North East Farming and Rural Advisory Network (NEFRAN).
From 25 November, the National Lottery Heritage Fund will resume applications for grants from £3,000 to £10,000, and from £10,000 to £100,000. Grants above £100,000 will start on 8 February 2021.
Projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities are invited to apply for grant funding of up to £10,000.
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme.
The Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme is available across England, Northumberland and Cumbria are eligible for a top-up via the Borderlands Growth Deal and East Riding of Yorkshire are also topping-up the vouchers to give £7,000 per business property and £3,000 for each residential property connected to full fibre.
Farm businesses can register for year five of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme (PFRP) now. The PFRP provides FREE business skills training and advice, worth over £2000, to family farm businesses in 15 locations across the UK each year, and almost 1,000 farms have taken part to date.
Family farm businesses can register their interest for the 2020-21 Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme (PFRP).
York North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership have now set out the launch date (30 September) and applications process for their kick-start grants for the visitor economy.