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 invites applications for investments in new and existing rural micro and small businesses to grow and create new jobs For more information, download the
Projects must be located within the rural New Anglia 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 Friday 30 September 2016 at 1700 hours with review points at:
- Friday 8 January 2016 at 1700 hours
- Friday 1 April 2016 at 1700 hours
- Friday 1 July 2016 at 1700 hours
RPA expects that the call will be open for 12 months. The call may close early if RPA receives enough good quality applications
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 call the Rural Payments helpline on 03000 200 301 or GPEnquiries@rpa.gsi.gov.uk.
Call reference number: 24RD15BS0002