Grants for Rural Business Growth Funding Workshops

September 9, 2015 2:43 pm


D2N2 are pleased to let you know that funding is now available for capital grants – made available through their funding allocation from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Growth Programme – to fund activities including:

  • farmers diversifying into non-agricultural activities such as tourism or an attraction to create jobs;
  • rural food and drink manufacturers, for example craft breweries looking to increase production;
  • the construction of workshops or investing in new machinery, to enable a rural business to expand.

To be eligible to apply for a grant a rural business must operate in the D2N2 area and priority will be given if you are in one of its eight key economic sectors – visitor economy, food and drink manufacturing, low carbon, construction, transport equipment manufacturing, transport and logistics, creative industries or life sciences.

They are looking to create new jobs, increase productivity; or support you to introduce a technology, product or process new to their sector.

Grants will range in size from £35,000 to approximately £140,000 and can cover up to 40% of a project’s total costs. Projects must have a total value of at least £87,500 to be eligible for funding.

Free information sessions about the EAFRD funding and how to access it will be held on:

  • Wednesday September 16, 5pm to 7pm – Hilton House Hotel, Mill Lane, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5GP.

To book online to attend go to web link –

  • Friday September 18, 9am to 12noon – Matlock Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN.

To book online to attend go to –

  • Wednesday September 30, 8.45am to 11.30am – The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton.

To book online go to –

  • Tuesday October 6, 8.30am to 11.30am – Mansfield (venue to be confirmed).

To book online go to –

  • Thursday October 8, 5pm to 7pm – Bolsover District Council, The Arc, High Street, Clowne, Derbyshire, S43 4JY.

To book online go to –

  • Thursday October 15, 4pm to 7pm – Council Chamber, Gedling Borough Council, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham, NG5 6LU.

To book online go to –


For more information on the EAFRD funding available and events in different regions in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area, please visit the D2N2 site.

If you require information on other grants available to businesses in the Ashfield & Mansfield area, please visit our grants information page for details.

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