Rural Development Programme in England (RDPE)
Rural Development Programme in England (RDPE) which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) reopened for applications from rural businesses earlier this month. The call closes on 16 February 2020.
This is a national call worth £35 million of funding to create new jobs, boost tourism, and unlock growth in rural areas. The new call will provide grants of between £20,000 to £750,000 for rural businesses and there are 3 types of grant.
- Business development
- Food processing
- Rural tourism infrastructure
More information on the Rural Development Programme can be found here
To support rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to make the most of these opportunities the Rural Payments Agency, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the D2N2 Growth Hub will be holding a series of workshops to
promote the funding opportunities to rural businesses. A copy of the workshops flyer is attached.
More information on EAFRD can be found on the D2N2 website –
More information on the events can be viewed here