Grow your rural business with grants of up to £170,000* from the LEADER fund
The grants can be used to invest in new equipment, improvements to business premises and machinery.
The money has been provided by the EU as part of the LEADER funding programme.
Who can apply?
Grants are available to rural businesses based in specific geographic areas of the county including parts of Gedling, Rushcliffe and Ashfield council areas.
Businesses eligible for support from the scheme include:
- start-up, micro and small businesses
- rural tourism
- rural services
Help and support for your funding application
Recognising that small business owners are often extremely busy, a dedicated support team is available to help you with your application. The team can discuss your idea, assess its likelihood of success and guide you through each step of the application process.
You’re in good hands - the same team has already helped many other local businesses secure £3.5m funding from the Nottinghamshire Economic Development Capital Fund over the past three years.
Find out more visit:
or call Craig Edson on 0115 977 2686.
Share with other businesses
To help maximise the potential impact of this grant funding opportunity please share this information with other local entrepreneurs and rural third sector service providers you may know.
*The maximum grant value is €200k, equivalent to £170k subject to currency exchange rate fluctuations.
Support with applications for ERDF calls
D2N2 LEP is anticipating that the calls to support SMEs to innovate and be more competitive and productive in today's economy will be launched in early December 2017:
- Priority Axis 1- Promoting Research and Innovation
- Priority Axis 3 - Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
The calls are expected to close by the end of January 2018.
To support organisations to understand the strategic priorities of the calls D2N2 LEP will be hosting free workshops across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
For more info, take a look at the D2N2 website.
Shop front support
The Shop Front Improvement Grant is a fund operated by Rushcliffe Borough Council that can offer financial support towards the improvement of shop fronts in the town areas of:
- West Bridgford
- Radcliffe on Trent
Defra launched £120million of RDPE Growth Programme funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Developments, the grants will fund projects which create jobs and growths in the rural economy. There are 3 types of grants available:
- Business Development
- Food Processing
- Rural tourism infrastructure
The deadline for this grant has been extended until 31 May 2018
Nottingham Trent University - Enabling Innovation
Nottingham Trent University work with small and medium businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to offer specific subsidised business innovation support through the Enabling Innovation programme. NTU offer support to develop and commercialise your ideas, helping you to develop new and improved products and services.
Rushcliffe Retail Booster
Kerching were appointed by Rushcliffe Borough Council, to perform a retail review of the borough's key commercial centres. The results of the review were shared with growth boards for each centre, and local retailers at workshops.
Kerching offer 12 month’s free membership to their learning portal: Exclusive to Rushcliffe Borough Businesses. (Usual price £49 per year)
GREAT Business Support
The GREAT Business Website brings together all Government services to business in one place - http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/
There is a Business Support Helpline, tel: 0300 456 3565 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 6.00pm) that offers free advice and guidance for new and existing businesses. Businesses can get up to an hour of free, expert advice. Great Business also provides advice over a live chat online via their website.
You can also get help via social media:
Further information on business and finance support is available at Gov.uk. Their Business finance and support finder is a free to use service to help businesses locate suitable funding.
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