£120m growth funding for firms in rural England

03 February 2017

Grant applications are now being accepted for the £120 million Growth Programme to support business growth and job creation in rural areas.

In a major boost to jobs and growth in rural areas, businesses are being invited to submit expressions of interest for support under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The RDPE Growth Programme supports projects that invest in building businesses, creating new jobs and growing the economy in rural areas.

£120 million is available through three new national calls for projects. The calls have been developed in collaboration with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and will be open to support food processing, business development and tourism infrastructure projects for an initial period of 12 months.


The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.

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