Grants of up to £50,000 for rural businesses available


27 February 2024

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Grants of £5,000 and £50,000 are now available for rural businesses across North Northamptonshire.

Using monies received from the Rural England Prosperity Fund, North Northamptonshire Council has re-launched a grant scheme to support existing rural businesses, with applications now open.

Following on from rounds 1 and 2 in 2023, applications are invited from projects that can be started quickly and be delivered with all spend claimed by 28 February 2025. Capital grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available in Round 3.

The grant scheme is intended to help rural businesses become more resilient and support growth. A particular target for Round 3 is business diversification and the visitor economy.

Applications for this round of funding must be received by 25 March 2024.

We have a wide range of businesses in towns and villages across North Northamptonshire. But this is also the case in the more rural communities, with rural business looking to diversify and develop their offering in an ever-changing economy. This latest round of grants are designed to help them grow and develop.Cllr David Howes, the council’s Executive Member for Rural Communities and Localism
With grants of up to £50,000 available, this latest round of funding will really help our rural businesses grow. I would urge any rural businesses in North Northants to get in touch with the team, take a read through the criteria and submit your application before 25 March.Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
Since we received this funding from central government, we have been committed to ensuring it reaches those who need it most. We are now in the third round of grants for this particular fund and the grants have already been received by so many rural businesses, making a huge difference.Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Interested rural businesses who wish to apply for funding in Round 3 are invited to send a request for an application form, eligibility criteria and guidance notes to [email protected].

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.