Rural Business Support Grants

A new opportunity to apply for funding to support rural business growth in Lancashire, through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

The Growth Programme provides funding to help projects in England that create jobs and economic growth. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has responsibility for managing EAFRD. Rural Payments Agency (RPA) manages these grants on behalf of Defra. This call for projects is part of a £4.2m allocation to the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.

The call for projects opened on the 30th September and will close on the 27th November 2015. If you are interested in applying for the funds or have any questions please contact the Rural Payments Agency directly through the helpline on 03000 200 301 or

Grants will be available for this call from £35,000 up to €200,000 (approximately £140,000). State aid rules will apply which may affect the amount of grant offered. The total grant funding available for this call is £420,000.

Link to the call click here


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