EAFRD grant funding event 1 March 2018 | Visit National Forest

EAFRD grant funding event 1 March 2018

Posted on Sunday 28th January

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Grant Funding Information Event

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Thursday, 01 March 2018; 10:00 – 11:30

In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND for RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EAFRD) and 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 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 in more detail potential projects and making application to the programmes as well as networking with other interested parties.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register at:

REGISTRATION – EAFRD Grant Funding Information Event