Grants Available for Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure

In January 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launched the latest call for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

In Leicestershire, Expressions of Interest are invited from Tourism Infrastructure and Food Processing projects. The aim of the funding is to create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Details of the eligible activities and who can apply are in the relevant applicant handbooks here:

The Rural Payments Agency delivers the grants, working with Local Enterprise Partnerships across England. The calls remain open until January 2018, subject to the availability of funds.

Further information is available via:

Defra rural services helpline 03000 200 301 (choose the Rural Development option)
Search for 'RDPE Growth' on