North Dorset LAG 121 LEADER surgeries
Summary: Find out if your rural project is eligible for a grant
Could your rural project be eligible for a LEADER grant?
The North Dorset Local Action Group has more than a £1.2 million of European Agricultural Fund money to distribute to rural businesses and communities as part of the Rural Development Programme for England.
Grants are available for a variety of capital projects, from £5,000 to £140,000 and could be for:
• a project to attract tourists to the Blackmore Vale or Cranborne Chase;
• a local food producer running out of room and keen to expand;
• a young entrepreneur with a new business idea looking for capital investment to start;
• village residents trying to save a community shop or pub;
• a rural business wanting to try something new but needing some help to cover the cost of innovative equipment.
A one to one application surgery is being held at Hurn on 18 July. Contact Ellie Makin, tel: 01305 225525 to book a convenient time to talk in confidence about your project and application.
Find out more at www.dorsetleader.org.uk