Rural Business Investment Scheme
The Rural Business Investment Scheme provides investment support for the creation and development of non-agricultural and non-food activities for micro and small enterprises (e.g. farm diversification, tourism, craft, recreation and other non-agricultural businesses). The primary objective of the scheme is to create new jobs. Funding is primarily for capital grants with some resource funds towards bespoke training and marketing. All businesses must attend mandatory pre-application workshops.
Click here for an information sheet which provides further details of what is eligible, funding criteria and requirements for applying.
There have been a total of four calls to date with 26 businesses awarded of £1.3 million which created 68.5 jobs.
Click here for a list of all awards to date with provides a breakdown of business location, application type and project description.
Call 5 will open with mandatory pre-application workshops in September 2018. Any businesses interested in applying must attend one of these workshops and complete an Expression of Interest form (even if attended in a previous call).
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Click here for workshop dates and details of how to book a place.