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Call Launch Information Event 3rd February 2017, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Harborough District Council, The Symington Building,
Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough,
Leicestershire, LE16 7AG (www.harborough.gov.uk)


In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the latest round of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Two EAFRD calls, each up to the value of almost £1m, are due to open locally and they will support projects that relate too:

TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE; capital investments in the creation of visitor attractions, recreational and small scale infrastructure that will increase visitor spend and attract visitors to stay longer.

FOOD PROCESSING; investments that support growth in local food and drink processing businesses and encourage innovation, higher productivity and skills development.

The Rural Payments Agency will be speaking about the national EAFRD programme and application process and local partners will be providing information on priorities for the calls for Leicestershire and other grant funding opportunities (e.g. LEADER Programme).

There will be scope for interested businesses and stakeholders to discuss in more detail potential projects and making application to the programmes as well as networking with other interested parties.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register at: https://eafrdcalllaunch.eventbrite.co.uk.