Thursday 19th April 2018
The Millard Suite, Buckden Village Hall, Buckden, PE19 5UY
8:00 – 10:00am
Come and hear how you can apply for up to 40% of project costs to undertake activity in such areas as:
· Supporting micro/small businesses
· Increasing farm productivity
· Providing rural services
· Boosting rural tourism
· Providing cultural & heritage activity
· Farm diversification
· Increasing forestry productivity
From employing new sustainable farming technology to diversifying into building new holiday lets!
Find out if you are eligible and how much funding (min £10,000 - max £175,000 depending on Programme) you could receive from two of the principal rural funding streams on patch; Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire Claylands LEADER Programme and the Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme -Business Development, the latter has an Expression of Interest deadline of 31 May 2018.
Additionally, hear first-hand the experience of a local business currently engaged with one of the Programmes.
Following the speakers, there will be a Q&A session to answer questions about the Programmes and application process with representatives from both funding streams on hand to discuss your specific requirements and arrange a 1-2-1 follow up.
Representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses, National Farmers Union and Huntingdonshire District Council will also be in attendance to highlight the range of support and services their organisations can offer rural businesses.