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Rural Funding Workshop: How to complete your Growth Programme Application

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University Centre Shrewsbury

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Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Rural Funding Workshop

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This event is aimed at businesses and organisations based in the Marches (Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin/Hereford ) who would like to apply to DEFRA’s Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme.

The programme provides grants for rural business development, food processing businesses and those involved in rural tourism infrastructure.

Grants, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), start at a minimum of £20,000 and applicants can apply for up to 40 per cent of eligible costs.

The maximum grant for business development and tourism projects will be limited to £175,000, whilst the maximum grant for food processing projects will be limited to £750,000.

Application is in two stage and organisations must first submit an Expressions of Interest (EOI) form. If successful at this stage, organisations will be invited to formally apply. EOI forms must be received by February 16 2020. Funding bids must be submitted by May 31.

Am I eligible ?

If you are a business based in the Marches area (Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin/Hereford ) you may be eligible to apply, please check the eligibility criteria for each priority.

  • Food Processing Priority - can support businesses of any size in rural or urban areas across the Marches and has a maximum grant of £750k
  • Business Development/Tourism Priority - if you are a micro (0-9) or small (10-50) business, located within the rural Marches you may be eligible to apply - maximum grant £175,000
  • MINIMUM grant available: £20,000 (40% intervention rate) (e.g. £20,000 grant would require 60% cash match = £30,000 = Total Project £50,000)

You can check your eligibility under the ‘who can apply section' of the relevant priority handbook or email marchesgrowthhub@shropshire.gov.uk to find out more.

Who is it for?

Any eligible, rural business based in Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin/Hereford who is considering applying to the RDPE Programme.

Agenda

9.15 registration

9.30 Session 1

10.30-10.45 break

10.45 – 11.45 Session 2

11.45 – 13.00 Opportunity to talk directly to members of the RDPE & Marches Growth Hub Team

More information on the RDPE Growth Programme

You can find the Rural Tourism, Business Development and Food Processing Handbooks here: http://tiny.cc/ProgrammeHandbooks

The Expression of Interest Form can be downloaded here: http://tiny.cc/is7vfz

The guide book for the EOI form can be accessed here: http://tiny.cc/EOIGuide

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Please note that parking for this event is pay and display. More information can be found here: https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/parking/find-my-nearest-car-park/shrewsbury-frankwell-main/

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Data Protection

Details that you provide us with on booking will only be used in connection with this event offered by Marches Growth Hub (the data controller) and its partners, which include the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Rural Payments Agency. If the business has any question in relation to how the information the business provides, and in particular any personal data, will be processed and disclosed, please email the Marches Growth Hub – Shropshire on marchesgrowthhub@shropshire.gov.uk

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