Rural Funding available to businesses in Berkshire

Did you know that 23% of Berkshire businesses are located in rural areas?

Rural micro, small and new companies who want to develop, grow and create jobs can apply for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Growth Programme. There’s more than £720,000 of funding available to successful Berkshire applicants.

The Calls for applications from the (EAFRD) Growth Programme are:

  • Rural Business Development – This is for non-agricultural activity in Defra-designated rural areas. Funding will be available for capital expenditure on projects which will generate new jobs or help the business grow
  • Rural tourism infrastructure – This is for capital investment to develop and grow tourism in rural areas of Berkshire. Activities could include events, attractions, festivals and high-quality accommodation that will encourage more tourists to visit Berkshire

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