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EAFRD Grants Available

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (or contact your local LEP to find out about similar grants available in your area) has published live calls for projects under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). 

You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.

There are 2 types of grant:

  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF)

You can find out further information and access the live calls documents in the handbooks by clicking on this link

Please note that this fund is not managed by Lancashire County Council and if you wish to make an enquiry you should contact  the Defra rural services helpline on

03000 200 300 or email GPEnquiries@­rpa.­gsi.­gov.­uk

 This is a rolling call for projects so there is no need to wait until the deadline to submit the application; the earlier you submit the application the sooner it can be accessed.