The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.
The Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme has now re-opened their LEADER programme for applications. The Programme has been set up to build a sustainable community and economy that capitalises on the area’s environment, landscape, culture and heritage.
The East Peak LEADER programme can offer grants (minimum of £5,000 and Maximum, up to £60,000) for projects which meet one or more of their priorities.
The latest round of grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area has been announced, with grant funding totalling £9.7m available to businesses in the food processing, tourism and rural business development sectors.
The Countryside Productivity Funding has launched its Farm Productivity Funding steam to accompany the Forestry Productivity and Water Resource Management Funding (launched in July).
The Growth Programme is seeking applications for grants for businesses wishing to develop food processing activities in the North East.
The Forestry Commission is offering free support to help forestry businesses access Rural Development Programme (RDPE) funding.
If you are an entrepreneur, a start-up or SME* located in the North of England (North West, Yorkshire & the Humber and Tees Valley), the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) could provide the funding you need to help your business realise its potential.
LEADER programme areas have grant funding available for farmers and rural business owners who are looking to grow their business, specifically projects which will enhance farm productivity and increase rural tourism.
Lancashire’s Rural Development Fund is now accepting new applications in the areas of activity as listed. Calls will remain open until all the funds are committed.
Money is available through LEADER to fund projects that will create business growth and employment in rural areas.
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).
A £10m grant fund for restoring peatlands has been announced by Defra.
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme is now open for applications starting from £35,000 are available for businesses looking to invest.
The Rural Payments Agency has launched calls for applications to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the heading of the Growth Programme.
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme.
The Rural Growth Network grant programme is now open, with funding of £1.2m available. Funding is available on a first come first served basis.
Tees Valley Combined Authority announced that the Tees Valley calls for European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) have been launched by DEFRA with a deadline for Expressions of Interest of 31 January 2018.
Forestry Commission England have opened a new grant that will allow millions more trees to be planted across the country helping to meet future carbon targets. Maximum grants available will range between £6,800 and £8,500 per hectare depending on its location, with the higher rate available where there is an access need and permissive access is granted. Discretionary footpath access payments will also be available.
Forestry Commission England has published a variety of associated updates about changes to the Woodland Carbon Fund, as well as a reminder on the current range of support they offer for woodland creation.
The Forestry Commission recently launched the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant 2018.