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Grant Funding Schemes Available Now

If you have a project in mind that needs a funding boost and need help to access finance and business support – please get in touch with us:
email bridget.welling@naturalenterprise.co.uk; call us on 01983 201562

FUNDING PROGRAMMES TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW

1. IW Rural SME Grant Fund
Grant Amount Available? Minimum grant is £2,500 – maximum grant to be confirmed for next tranche of funding. Grant to represent up to 50% of project costs.
Who is Eligible? IW Rural Businesses requiring funding for capital expenditure.
Outputs Required? All projects must create or safeguard jobs, maintain employment for 24 months, and demonstrate an impact on the IW rural economy.
How to Apply? Two stage application process – Expression of Interest & Full Application
Next Deadline for Applications To be confirmed

Who to contact for information The IW Rural SME Fund is managed by Natural Enterprise on behalf of Solent LEP and is sourced from Growth Funds – Full details on the Natural Enterprise Economic page

2. Rural Development Fund for England – Growth Fund – Solent LEP

Grant Amount Available? Differs between funding streams which cover Rural Tourism, Food Processing & Business Development.
For full details of criteria and how to apply please see RDPE Grpwth Fund