Local businesses and organisations will be encouraged to bid for funds being made available by the Rural Payments Agency and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs at a business conference to be held in Belper on the 18th of July.
A total of £3m in grant funds is being offered through the RDPE Growth Programme. The grants are aimed at boosting the rural economy, and the first sectors to be considered are Food Processing, Tourism Infrastructure and Business Development.
More details about the grants that are available can be found at:
Details of the fund and how to apply will be made available at the “Rural Means Business” Conference being staged by Amber Valley Borough Council in partnership with D2N2 (Derbyshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership). The conference will be held at the Belper Town Football Club, 121 Bridge Street, on the 18th of July, from 9.00am. At the conference there will be an overview of rural policy and presentations from guest speakers and local businesses.
Businesses and local organisations can register for the event via the following link:
Commenting on the initiative, Amber Valley Borough Councillor, Cllr Trevor Ainsworth the Regeneration Portfolio Holder said:
“We continually look for opportunities to support Amber Valley businesses, encouraging them to access initiatives which include funding like the RDPE Growth Programme to help businesses establish themselves and grow. We have worked with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to host this event in Amber Valley to make this opportunity more accessible and would encourage businesses in the Borough to come along and hear what’s on offer.”