The 2007-13 RDPE Programme is now closed. We are developing a bid for funding from the next RDPE programme 2014-2020. If this bid is successful, a new local grants programme will open in January 2015. In the meantime, the following websites may help in your search for funding:
Grants for Business: BusinessLincolnshire is the local website that links you to schemes and services that can help you start or grow your business. The main sources of funding currently available can be found at www.businesslincolnshire.com/finance/support-schemes
Grants for Community Projects: The Lincolnshire Funding Portal is an online hub of grants and funding information. It has a user friendly website that allows you to quickly and easily filter through hundreds of grant schemes and find funding suitable for your project or organisation. www.open4community.info/lincolnshire/Default.aspx
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.
£1.2million investment to encourage SME growth in Boston, Lincoln, and East Lindsey
More than £1.2million is being invested in helping businesses thrive in parts of Lincolnshire, creating dozens of new jobs thanks...
South Holland District Council have launched a new grant programme to support businesses in the Wash Fens area.
It offers a...
Future funding - what might it support?
Initial information suggests that the following types of activity will be eligible for funding. Full details have not yet been finalised and is therefore subject to change.
Farmers/Land Based Businesses
Support for farm and business development projects that increase productivity and also non-agricultural diversification activities that improve sustainability. Support for increasing forestry productivity.
Business and Tourism
Support for new and existing enterprises (with less than 50 employees) to grow their businesses and tourism projects that contribute to improving the rural economy by increasing visitors
Schemes that improve quality of life through access to services, restoration and upgrading of rural landscape and nature sites, cultural and heritage activity.