Projects funded for Enterprises…

Funds under this priority can be used to provide grants for developing or starting rural micro & small businesses, and for farm diversification projects.

These grants are for: micro and small businesses based in rural locations, including social enterprises; people who want to start a business that is in a rural area; and farming or horticultural businesses that want to diversify (expand into non-farming or non-horticultural activities).

Grants awarded under this priority to projects making an economic gain are awarded under de minimis state aid rules* or capped at 40% of the project’s eligible costs, whichever is the lesser.

Successful projects so far…

Sweet Corner

Awarded £1,872 to help with new cafe equipment.  Business expansion project will create at least 2 FTE jobs.


Alton Upholstery

Awarded £7829.17 to help with new commercial vehicle.  

At least 1 FTE job will be created.

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