The LEADER Programme has obtained an additional £300,000 of funding to deliver to rural businesses across the country to create jobs and support the rural economy.
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.
Read all about funding that supports rural business growth and events to help you embrace digital and give your business a spark.
Rural businesses across the Chilterns, Clay Vales and North & West Northamptonshire (N&WN) can apply for grants to help support their growth and sustainability.
Please help spread the word about the grants amongst your local rural community using our handy LEADER communication pack.
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.