Current, recent or expected calls for applications are:
Up to £1.95m available for rural businesses and for farms diversifying into non-agricultural activities. Successful projects will lead to job creation and business growth. Grants from £35,000-£140,000 are available. Match funding required.
There is a call open for business development in New Anglia with bids accepted until 28 Sept 2016.
Up to £1.95 million available for investment in the processing, marketing and development of agricultural products. Successful projects require at least 60% match funds, and will show how the project will create jobs and grow their business. Grants from £35,000 to £140,000 are available.
Applications under the 2015 call are currently under consideration. The next food processing call is due to open before the end of 2016, but the date has not been confirmed.
Tourism infrastructure and tourism cooperation
Up to £1.3m available for each of these priority areas. Tourism infrastructure projects will develop the visitor economy by creating and improving visitor attractions and tourism events. Tourism cooperation projects will develop Destination Marketing planning and delivery, and support the marketing and promotion objectives arising from Destination Marketing Plans.
The first calls under these priorities are expected in 2016.
Future calls are expected in the following priority areas:
- Business start-ups (£650,000 available)
- Renewable energy (650,000 available)
- Supply chain projects (£1.3m available)
There will also be funding available in due course for business advice schemes, skills projects and broadband infrastructure.