A new round of grant calls has just been announced by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for the themes of Tourism Infrastructure, Business Development and Food Processing. These calls will operate differently to previous calls, with simplified applicant information in the form of handbooks for each theme. The application window has been extended from three to 12 months, and each theme handbook will include a list of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) areas supporting that theme, along with the associated budget. There will also be a shorter initial Expression of Interest (EoI) form.
For further information and to check which themes are available for support in your area please visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme