21 Feb 2018 | Category: ESIF

FREE event to explain grants available for agricultural and rural activities in Leicestershire

In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the local Leader Growth Programmes.  

Three EAFRD calls are now open for grants of at least £35,000, which can support projects that relate to:

Tourism Infrastructure; capital investments to help create visitor attractions, recreational and small-scale infrastructure to increase visitor spend and attract visitors to stay longer.

Food Processing; investments to support growth in local food and drink processing businesses and encourage innovation, higher productivity and skills development.

Business Development; investments to create jobs and develop new or grow existing micro and small businesses in rural areas.  This includes helping farm businesses diversify into non-farming activities.

The Rural Payments Agency will be speaking about the national Growth Programme and application process and local partners will be providing information on priorities for local calls, including East Leicestershire LEADER and North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth LEADER, as well as other grant funding opportunities.

There will be scope for interested businesses and stakeholders to discuss potential projects in more detail as well as networking with other interested parties.

The Grant Funding Information Event takes place on Thursday 1st March, 10 am- 11.30 am at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Nuneaton. Refreshments available from 9.45am and networking to 12.00pm.

 

To register for this event, please click here. 

For more information, please contact: admin@llep.org.uk

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