Final chance to apply for grants of up to £170K - applications close on Thursday 31 January 2019.

How the funding will be allocated

Up to £1.3m is available to support projects in the South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme area.

The table highlights the allocations that the RPA has agreed for South Nottinghamshire and these will be spent from April 2016 onwards. This supercedes the financial information in the Local Development Strategy (LDS) – although the LDS remains a key document in determining and prioritising grant awards in a very competitive environment.

Priority

Description

% of programme

Amount (£)

1

Support for increasing farm productivity

15

194,764

2

Support for micro and small businesses, including farm diversification

45

584,291

3

Support for rural tourism

25

324,606

4

Provision of rural services

5

64,922

5

Support for culture and heritage activities

No allocations within the South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme.

6

Support for forestry productivity

10

129,842

TOTAL GRANT BUDGET

1,298,425

The amount of grant available differs by the type and size of your project, the nature of the applicant and what eligible costs are identified. Grants for commercial entities will however be typically 40% of eligible costs up to a variable maximum.

The maximum South Notts LEADER grant is €200,000 (the 'state aid de minimus ceiling'). This is currently approximately £170,000.

For projects with the aim of generating income for the business, LEADER can contribute up to 40% of eligible project costs. However, there are a variety of circumstances where lower and higher awards can be made. 

More advice on state aid is available on the GOV.UK website.

Find Out More

To discuss a project idea or to find out how to become more involved in the local LEADER partnership, contact:

  • Craig Edson
  • South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme Officer
  • (0115) 977 2686
  • Email Craig Edson

Apply for funding

The LEADER Programme is accepting applications. For further details please contact the Programme Officer to discuss eligibility and the application process.

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Register your interest in applying for LEADER funding and be kept informed on the latest on the programme.

Funded By

EU Funding