Rural England Prosperity Fund
Start Date: September 1, 2023
Closing Date: November 8, 2024
SHDC has been granted over £800,000 of Rural England Prosperity Funding, and are inviting applications to the following grant schemes:
Businesses that have developed a decarbonisation plan as part of a recognised scheme can apply for up to £10,000 to implement the solutions identified in their plan. The funding is for activities to reduce the carbon footprint of your business and reduce expenditure on energy/fuel. Limited companies, including social enterprises and CICs, sole traders/ partnerships and registered charities can apply.
Capital grants for agricultural businesses of between £5,000 and £10,000 to adopt new technologies and products, preferably that they have piloted as part of the agri-tech alliance project. Businesses in the agricultural sector can apply.
For businesses diversifying into areas of activity that will enable them to operate more sustainably, efficiently and for them to be as low-carbon as possible. Grants can be from £2,000 to £10,000. Limited companies, including social enterprises and CICs, sole traders/ partnerships and registered charities can apply.
To support the resilience of community facilities, such as community and village halls, village shops, and other sites which provide a range of services to their local communities. Grants can be from £2,000 to £10,000. Social enterprises and CICs, registered charities and town/parish councils can apply.