Wash Fens Rural Development Programme
The Wash Fens Rural Development Programme is OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS to distribute LEADER funding from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014-2020, across South East Lincolnshire, 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.
Grants for small businesses (under 50 staff) to start-up and grow and farmers diversifying.
Grants to improve productivity and support product development, processing & marketing
Grants for activities that develop high quality tourism products/services and help to grow the visitor economy.
Grants for activities that help to alleviate the difficulties faced by rural communities and help them to thrive.
Grants for activities that use cultural, heritage and natural assets to promote growth in the economy.