Funding for Rural Businesses and Communities
Sorry - all our funding has now been allocated and we are not anticipating any more funds in the near future. However, we will continue to give one to one funding advice to community groups and small businesses.
The Making it Local programme will continue until December 2013 in order to support previously funded projects and to develop networks and skills in the area.
Making it Local is a five year £2.4 million, locally managed grants
scheme in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
(AONB), East Devon AONB and surrounding area running to the
end of 2013. It aims to use the outstanding landscapes and local
skills as a springboard for healthy and lasting development.
Making it Local has three strategic objectives, around which projects
will be funded:
A. Raise business performance and local employment
B. Communities and Connections
C. Make the most of local resources
Organisations eligible for funding
Funding is available for different kinds of business and organisations, including private businesses, farms (for non-farming activities), sole traders, social enterprises, parish and town Councils, voluntary groups, local community groups and charities.
How much funding projects can apply for
-Main Grants Fund - £10,000 to £100,000 for large projects that
will have a significant impact on the area.
-Small Grants Fund - £1,000 to £10,000 for small projects.
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in