The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF), is a £15 million programme, jointly funded by Defra and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS).
Lancaster University is seeking research projects for their students.
Farmers affected by last month’s flooding can now apply for support through the Farming Recovery Fund. A £2 million fund to help farmers affected by summer flooding has opened for applications on 20 September.
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection.
The Forestry Commission is offering free support to help forestry businesses access Rural Development Programme (RDPE) funding.
This is an open call for capital projects for the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Fund (SEIF) with funding provided from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NE LEP).
The Swales Trust Fund aims to give support to students being educated for the farming, forestry and horticultural industry.
Members with a small or medium business in County Durham that are planning a capital investment of at least £100,000 and that will lead to the creation of additional employment may be interested in this funding.
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.
The Arrow project at Newcastle University matches academics, innovators and North East SMEs, charities and CICs to speed up innovation.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) are supporting Morrisons, who have opened-up apprenticeship transfer levy funds to support British farmers of the future.
Rural businesses across the country are set to benefit from £35 million in funding to create new jobs, boost tourism, and unlock growth in the countryside.
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).
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is now open, with this year’s budget set at £175,000.