CLOSED: Business Support: call in Leicestershire (21RD15BS0001)

This call invites applications for investments to develop and grow new and existing micro and small businesses in rural Leicestershire.

This call is now closed. Please do not submit an application for this call. The information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.


This call is looking to develop and grow new and existing micro and small businesses in rural Leicestershire.

For more information, download the call specification.


Projects must be located within the rural Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership area.


Grants from £35,000 up to €200,000 (approximately £140,000) depending on state aid already received.


Outline application deadline: 27 November 2015 17:00hrs

Before applying

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.

Contact details

If you have a question call the Rural Payments helpline on 03000 200 301 or

Call reference number: (21RD15BS0001)

Published 28 August 2015
Last updated 14 December 2015 + show all updates
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