At a recent LEADER funding information evening hosted by multi-award-winning Cornish peer-to-peer lending company FOLK2FOLK, rural businesses were warned that time was running out to apply for LEADER Funding, one of the last EU grants available.
LEADER funding is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers seeking funding for projects that create jobs, help businesses grow, and benefit the rural economy. Grants range from £5,000 to £100,000 and application is via one of Cornwall’s four Local Action Groups (LAGs). However, time is quickly running out to apply. Funding only remains for South East Cornwall and the latest date to submit expressions of interest is 8th August, while the full application can follow shortly after.
To help local, rural businesses, farmers and landowners learn more about what’s available for them before it’s too late, FOLK2FOLK and the South East Cornwall Local Action Group LEADER representatives are hosting a final information evening at 5.30pm on 30th July at Treway Farm near St Austell. The event is supported by Coodes solicitors, RRL chartered accountants and tax advisors, the NFU and Trinick Davey rural property experts.
Ian Bell OBE, Head of Farm and Rural Engagement, FOLK2FOLK: “As far as DEFRA is concerned, LEADER is the only funding open at the moment. But time is very quickly running out to apply. Most of the Cornwall Local Action Groups have already had to close to applications but there is still the chance to express interest for funding with the South East Cornwall Local Action Group. I would encourage any rural business who is considering a project to increase their income stream to come along to our final information evening and find out more about LEADER Funding, the criteria and timescales, and how we can help you access it – before it’s too late.”
Date: Monday, 30 July 2018
Venue: Treway Farm, Coombe, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7LS
Booking is essential to secure a place!