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  

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.

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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.


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