North Lincolnshire

Grant funding released for rural North Lincolnshire businesses

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North Lincolnshire farming businesses are being encouraged to apply for the next round of rural business funding, of which £379,000 has been allocated to the area.

The Northern Lincolnshire LEADER programme received £1.2m in 2016 for projects in rural areas across North and North East Lincolnshire until March 2020. The next round of funding for this year is now open.

The grants help to improve the rural economy by creating jobs, attracting tourists, increasing productivity and business growth.

LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England. Full details on the funding programme can be found online.

Dedicated grants will:

  • Support local farmers to take advantage of the area’s successful food sector including raising awareness of the available opportunities, and extending routes to market
  • Support projects that enable farmers to benefit from new technologies in order to increase productivity
    North Lincolnshire Council runs the programme and assesses the applications

Farming businesses from across North Lincolnshire found out more about the funding at an event at The Buttercross in Brigg earlier this month.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The event was a huge success. There were over 30 farmers, who attended; many of which are pursuing potential projects with us to help their business grow and create jobs.

“The LEADER programme has been supporting rural growth across Northern Lincolnshire for many years; it is fantastic that even more funding has become available.

“If you were not able to attend the event but have a project that you believe will support the rural economy and growth, we want to hear from you. Get in touch with the team on 01724 297768 or email [email protected]