Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

£4.3 million available to support rural businesses

06 February 2017

A total of £4.3 million has been made available to support projects throughout rural Cumbria. Grants are available for up to £250k (minimum £35k).

This programme from the Rural Development Programme (RDPE) for England provides funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Grants are available for:

Food processing

Business Development

Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EARRD) which is part of the European Structureal and Investment Funds (ESIF).