European funding workshop to promote funds to rural businesses
By North Lincolnshire Council | Posted: 20 Jul 2017
A European funding workshop is taking place on 25 July from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton. The workshop will be showcasing EU funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural enterprises in Northern Lincolnshire.
The LEADER programme will also be discussed during the workshop. The programme is designed to support projects that will create job opportunities under the following national priorities:
- Increase farm productivity
- Support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
- Boost rural tourism
- Provide rural services
- Provide cultural and heritage activities (where this promotes growth in the tourism economy)
- Increase forestry productivity
This year, so far, the LEADER programme has granted £183,000 to eight local businesses across North and North East Lincolnshire, and there is still 1.7 million pounds of funding available for the next two years.
There will also be the opportunity to learn more about the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which is making 3.7 million pounds available for projects focused on food processing, business development and tourism.
Registration for the workshop opens on the day at 10am with tea and coffee on arrival, and a buffet lunch will be provided at 12.30pm along with networking opportunities. Book your place on the workshop.
Cllr John Davison, cabinet member for Business, Transformation and Finance, said:
“The event will promote rural funding opportunities to; micro, small and medium-sized rural enterprises in Northern Lincolnshire.
I recommend this workshop as it is a great opportunity for local enterprises to come and find out more about the funding that could be available to them.”
Following this event, on 26 and 27 July, surgery sessions will be held at the Buttercross in Brigg, to talk to applicants about their project ideas. The sessions will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
If you’re interested in booking your place on a surgery session, call 01724 297768.