Rural business grant scheme launched

Supporting your business

06 June 2023

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Grants of £10,000 - £50,000 are now available for rural businesses across North Northamptonshire.

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

The Rural Fund provides capital funding to support rural businesses to develop new products and facilities that will be of wider benefit to the local economy. This includes farm businesses looking to diversify income streams.

Further information on how to apply for these business grants is available on the Rural Business Grant scheme webpage.  Completed applications must be received by 5pm on 21 July 2023.

Rural businesses often face specific challenges and this grant scheme will help support them grow and develop. This particular scheme is just the start of the support on offer for rural communities across North Northamptonshire, so I would encourage those living and working in rural areas to keep an eye out for more information.Cllr David Howes, the council’s Executive Member for Rural Communities and Localism
The capital grants are available to support business resilience and growth, with applications around innovation and those looking to reduce carbon emissions prioritised. But I would urge any rural businesses in North Northants to have a look online and apply.Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
As with our main Shared Prosperity Funding, we are looking to ensure our allocation reaches those most in need. Grants of up to £50,000 are available so this could make a real difference to business in our rural communities.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Further grant support from NNC for rural community groups and organisations will be made available soon and more information will be published on the Shared Prosperity Fund page, when available.