• Cranborne Chase AONB, Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HB  Tel: 01725 517417

North Dorset LAG 121 LEADER surgeries

Summary: Find out if your rural project is eligible for a grant

Date: Jul 18, 2017 00:00:00

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