Haddenham Garden Centre has undertaken a long-awaited expansion thanks to a grant from the LEADER Programme.
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.