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Grants available for Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure

Fri 23rd June, 2017 by Leicestershire County Council

Grants available for Business Development, Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure

In January 2017 Defra launched £120 million of RDPE Growth Programme funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Calls are currently open, inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) applications for Tourism Infrastructure, Food Processing, and Business Development projects.

The funding is intended to create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Details of the eligible activities and who can apply are in three applicant handbooks here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme

Defra’s Rural payments Agency (RPA) delivers the grants, working with the ESIF sub-committees in Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) areas across England.

Each ESIF Sub-Committee has identified how much of its allocation of EAFRD funding it wishes to assign to each of the three National Calls, reflecting the local investment priorities to support jobs and growth in their area. The calls remain open until January 2018, subject to the availability of funds.

Please feel free to share this information with your networks, partners, stakeholders and customers and contact us in case of any queries.

Further info also via:

  • Defra rural services helpline 03000 200 301 (choose the Rural Development option)

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