Grants for Tourism & Food Processing

RDPE Growth Programme FREE events, covering key information for potential applicants

The Events are targeted at eligible applicants under the tourism & food processing strands of the RDPE Growth Programme.

The RPA will be in attendance at these events and the application deadline is the 31 May 2018 for submissions of Expressions of Interest to the grant programme.

Rural businesses, charities and public bodies can apply for capital grants from £35,000 for projects that deliver new or enhanced rural tourism assets and infrastructure. N.B. New or expanded visitor accommodation is not a priority for investment and will only be supported where there is evidenced unmet need and demand.

New or existing food and drink processing businesses (including diversifying farm businesses) in rural or urban areas can apply for capital grants from £35,000 to support business start-up or expansion. Proposals located in urban areas must demonstrate how their activity will create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Tourism events will be held: on 14 March 10.00 - 12.00 (registration from 9.30) at Cullompton Community Centre https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rdpe-growth-programme-grants-food-seminar-devon-tickets-42786664064

on 16 March 10.00 - 12.00 (registration from 9.30) at Junction 24 in Bridgwater https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rdpe-growth-programme-grants-tourism-seminar-somerset-tickets-42788762340

Food processing events will be held: on 14 March 14.00 - 16.00 (registration from 13.30) at Cullompton Community Centre https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rdpe-growth-programme-grants-food-seminar-devon-tickets-42786664064

on 16 March 14.00 - 16.00 (registration from 13.30) at Junction 24 in Bridgwater https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rdpe-growth-programme-grants-food-seminar-somerset-tickets-42788723223

To book your place, click on the relevant link above and for more information on the RDPE Growth Programme grants, please call the HotSW Growth Hub on 03456 047 047.