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.
Forestry Commission England is promoting a number of funding options available to help landowners’ plant new woodland on their land.
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.
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).
Communities in Northumberland are being encouraged to take the lead on developing affordable homes in their area.
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme.
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 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.
At the end of last year Defra announced four new simplified offers under Countryside Stewardship’s Mid-Tier scheme.