The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme is open for applications from Monday 4 November to Sunday 16 February 2020.
The programme provides grants for rural start-ups and businesses to purchase state of the art equipment and machinery to grow their business or open up opportunities for tourism.
The minimum grant size has reduced from £35,000 to £20,000 meaning that more small or micro businesses could be eligible for a grant for their projects.
There are 3 calls open further details are below.  The Handbooks and Expression of Interest (EOI) Form can be found HERE.  EOIs should be submitted directly to and for additional funding Wattsford Commercial Finance will be able to support your application with a mix of asset finance and start up loans.
Andrew Wattsford started his career working for Farmway Limited (now Moles Country Stores).