Coastal Action Zone
The Coastal Action Zone is OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS to distribute LEADER funding from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014-2020, across the coastal area of East Lindsey, to businesses and community groups who will make a contribution to growing the rural economy.
Please be aware of the latest news about Brexit and the impact this may have on LEADER funding before applying for a grant.
Local businesses, farmers, foresters and those involved in tourism, heritage and community initiatives can apply for grants to support activities that will boost the rural economy. This includes creating new jobs, growing businesses, increasing tourism and heritage visitors or providing new services in rural areas.
Download our Local Development Strategy to find out more about the following priority areas.
These grants will support a wide range of farm investments. They are particularly for businesses that want to invest in innovative business practices and new technologies to help them become more sustainable and productive.
These are projects (for example, contracting services) that will create jobs and growth in the rural economy.
Who can apply:New or existing micro or small businesses (this includes farm businesses diversifying into tourism activities);A community group that wants to invest in small-scale infrastructure to support and develop tourism; (Small-scale infrastructure for tourism covers a range of physical investments, such as small buildings for tourist information centres, visitor centres, shelters and signage along trails, and interpretations boards. It will ...
Projects should make a contribution to growing the local economy. They could include, the development of community buildings, public spaces, or cultural or tourism amenities.
They will create a sense of local identity through raised awareness of their importance; and/or helps protect cultural heritage features against damage and degradation.
More than 80% of England’s woods are privately owned. Funding under LEADER will aim to deliver permanent new supply chains and jobs that, at the same time, restore regular management to local woods and encourage a greater degree of added value to the timber output.