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This call invites applications for investments that support the growth of micro and small businesses in rural areas of Cheshire and Warrington. Grants are available for new and existing rural businesses seeking capital investment to help them grow and create new jobs.
It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.
For more information, download the call specification.
Projects must be located within the rural Cheshire and Warrington LEP area.
Grants will be available for this call from £35,000 up to €200,000 (approximately £140,000) depending on state aid already received.
Outline application deadline: 27 November 2015
Applicants need to register on Rural Payments before applying. (If they have already registered, they won’t need to do this again.)
After registering, applicants will get a Single Business Identifier for their Growth Programme application.
Applicants must still register with Rural Payments even if they have a Single Business Identifier.
Applicants needing support to register for Rural Payments can call the Rural Payments helpline on 03000 200 301.
How to apply
There are 2 stages to the application process – an outline application and a full application. Rural Payments Agency will assess applications at both stages and only the highest-scoring applications will be successful.
Applicants will need to fill in 2 application forms to apply for a grant:
Stage 1: an outline application then if successful
Stage 2: a full application
Decisions on outline applications
If an outline application is endorsed, the Rural Payments Agency will ask the applicant to submit a full application.
Growth Programme: grants for the rural economy explains what an applicant must do to apply for a grant, how grant applications are assessed and how to meet the terms of a grant funding offer if an application is successful.
If you have a question please call the Rural Payments helpline on 03000 200 301 or Email GPEnquiries@rpa.gsi.gov.uk
Call reference: 03RD15BS0001