Rural Development Programme (RDPE) Grant Fund Round 3 is Now Open

Event Date: 
December, 2019

A third round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy opened on the 1st November.

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form before midnight on 16 February 2020.

What is available and how to apply:

The Business Development, Food Processing and Rural Tourism Infrastructure grants are now open to new applications. You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form before midnight on 16 February 2020.

You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF).

Find out more here.