Moving ahead with the times without sacrificing the past
Through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Wash Fens Rural Development Programme has been successful in securing funding to deliver the social and economic elements of the Rural Development Programme for England using the LEADER approach.
Farm businesses in the Wash Fens area wishing to increase their incomes by diversifying into non-agricultural activities.
Business support for micro enterprises
Encourage the creation and growth of micro-enterprises that will support a strong, diverse economy and broaden the quality and range of jobs available locally.
Encourage more day visitors and overnight stays by improving tourism infrastructure and supporting tourism businesses to become more sustainable.
Conservation and upgrading of rural heritage
Conserve and enhance local heritage as a basis for sustainable economic growth, particularly in relation to recreation and tourism.
Provision of training and information
Ensuring farmers, micro enterprises, tourism businesses and community groups have the skills required to enhance the rural economy.
Funding Availability - latest news
The Wash Fens Rural Development Programme if now fully committed and all grant funding has been allocated. Should the situation...
The RDPE Programme is now in its penultimate year and the number of applications we have received exceeds the funding...
Who can apply?
Farmers/Land Based Businesses
Funding will support farm diversification projects that keep vital services, skills, and money within the rural economy.
Funding will support your set up and growth. A micro-business is an enterprise with less than 10 employees and less than two million Euros annual turnover.
Funding will support schemes to broaden community involvement within the natural and cultural heritage and tourism sectors,
To check that your project is located within the Wash Fens Rural Development Programme, please type your postcode in the box below: