Rural Development Programme Grants

40% capital funding for rural businesses £20,000 - £175,000

Submit expressions of interest by 16 February 2020

You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF).

For more information visit:


To see whether you’re in the eligible rural area please use this link:

Click on “Administrative Boundaries”

Click on Other Administrative Boundaries”

Click on “Rural Areas within Local Enterprise Partnerships” (Red Box)

Put in the postcode in the box at the top and press enter.