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.
LEADER’s Will Dallimore takes to Mix96 to explain all about the grants available to rural businesses across the county.
Rural businesses across North & West Northamptonshire (N&WN), the Chilterns and the Clay Vales can now apply for grants to help support their growth and sustainability.
These toolkits contain press releases, a series of case studies, suggested social media content and images to help you promote the grants.
The LEADER team is always eager to get out and about to speak to potential grant recipients at events.
The LEADER Programme can support a wide range of projects. Find out about example projects eligible for funding.
With new success stories waiting to be written, here’s a selection of projects funded by the previous scheme.
Fullers Flowers used £15,000 of LEADER funding to perfectly meet the grant programme’s priorities of job creation and business development.
In rural areas the local farm shop, pub or community group can provide a lifeline for so many people, yet stories of businesses struggling to survive and serve their communities are commonplace.
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.
Rural businesses across North & West Northamptonshire (N&WN), the Chilterns and the Clay Vales can now apply for grants to help support their growth and sustainability. The grants can be worth up to £50,000 in the Chilterns and The Clay Vales or up to £100,000 in North & West Northants.