Could EU funding boost your business?21 April 2017
An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities.
On Tuesday 16 May, a workshop will take place at The Venue, Grantham Road, Navenby, showcasing EU funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
Among the funding programmes to be discussed is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which is making £3.7 million available for projects focused on food processing, business development and tourism.
There will also be a chance to learn more about the LEADER programme, which is designed to support the following national priorities:
- Increase farm productivity
- Support micro & small businesses and farm diversification
- Boost rural tourism
- Provide rural services
- Provide cultural and heritage activities (where this promotes growth in the tourism economy)
- Increase forestry productivity
So far this year, the LEADER programme has granted £961,768 to 22 local businesses across the county, and there is still £4,715,756 of funding available.
The event runs from 10.30am – 12.30pm (registration opens at 10.15am). Places can be booked online.