An arable farmer in Berkhamsted received a £50,000 LEADER grant to purchase a new drill that will help him expand operations and improve his business’s competitive advantage.
The owners of a farm near Newport Pagnell received a pre-Christmas boost after a £12,000 LEADER grant enabled them to mechanise their Christmas tree business, safeguarding jobs and increasing productivity in the process.
An Aylesbury Vale farm will benefit from a new turkey processing facility thanks to a £48,000 LEADER Programme grant, creating two full time jobs and generating otherwise unattainable growth.
A forestry business in South Oxfordshire has received a £10,000 LEADER grant to invest in a forwarding trailer to expand its operations.
The diversification plans of an eco farm in Buckinghamshire came to fruition after a £23,000 LEADER grant helped to build a cattery that will take the whole farm into profit.
A farmer with no previous catering or butchery experience was given the confidence to diversify thanks to a £16,000 grant from the LEADER Programme.
When The Shop in North Marston opened in July 2011, it was a result of three years of research and fund-raising by its founding members and the local community.
Fullers Flowers used £15,000 of LEADER funding to perfectly meet the grant programme’s priorities of job creation and business development.
The expansion plans of one Northamptonshire business came to fruition thanks to a sizeable grant from LEADER, with dozens of jobs created and tourism getting a boost as a result.
LEADER funding of over £100,000 enabled a canoe hire business to survive its forced closure during the wettest spring on record and expand its offer helping to bring thousands of visitors into the local area.
An £18,000 LEADER grant led to the production of an extra 200 tonnes of firewood at Lower Gade Farm in Little Gaddesden, acting as an inspiration to other rural business owners to do the same.