LEADER Rural Business Grants

The LEADER programme is currently offering capital grants for rural businesses (micro-small) and organisations to support business growth and increases in productivity.  Funding can be used to support projects linked to; increasing farm productivity; farm diversification, boosting tourism, developing food and drink enterprises, providing rural services, increasing forestry productivity and providing culture & heritage activities.  LEADER grants are typically for 40% of eigible costs and range from £2,500 to £100,000.  Projects should aim to deliver at least one of the following outputs; job creation; increased turnover; introduction of new processes or techniques; improved services or additional visitor numbers.  Applications can be made up to Autumn 2018.  Further details and case studies can be found by visiting the Suffolk County Website or emailing: fundingenquiries@suffolk.gov.uk