Rural businesses in Notts urged to follow the LEADER

November 27, 2015 2:07 pm

 

 

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Rural businesses in Nottinghamshire are being urged to register their interest in receiving funding from a major new grant programme, following its launch.

The two Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme is a new allocation of EU funding to help support the development of the rural economy and create new jobs – with up to £1.3m available in grants over the next four  years.

LEADER funding will be available to support a wide range of projects, including:

  • Rural tourism
  • Supporting new and expanding small and micro businesses
  • Increasing farm productivity
  • Providing services to rural communities
  • Improving forestry productivity

Applications for funding will open in January 2016, but businesses can check if they are eligible and register for updates now, via the websites:

Available on the LEADER north and LEADER south website is a map detailing where funding is accessible http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/leadersouth/eligibility

For more information regarding the LEADER south, please contact Craig Edson – South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme Officer

Tel: (0115) 977 2686

Email: SouthNottinghamshire.LEADERProgramme@nottscc.gov.uk

If you require futher information on LEADER north, please contact Jim Burley – North Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme Officer

Tel: 01777 712711

Email: NorthNottinghamshire.LEADERProgramme@nottscc.gov.uk

Nottinghamshire County Council is the accountable body for the funding.

County Councillor Diana Meale, Chair of Economic Development at Nottinghamshire County Council, added:  “LEADER is primarily about business and economic growth, which links directly with the County Council’s strategic priorities.

“In a changing and challenging environment for local authorities, the County Council aims to work with partners – big and small – to create an environment for growth and economic prosperity. LEADER is a perfect example of where we hope to add value and support activity – so that the county and its rural businesses and communities get their fair share of European funding support”

For more information regarding the LEADER south, please contact Craig Edson – South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme Officer

Tel: (0115) 977 2686

Email: SouthNottinghamshire.LEADERProgramme@nottscc.gov.uk

If you require futher information on LEADER north, please contact Jim Burley – North Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme Officer

Tel: 01777 712711

Email: NorthNottinghamshire.LEADERProgramme@nottscc.gov.uk

 

 

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