CLOSED Business support: call in South East Midlands

Call to run a project providing support to small and micro rural businesses South East Midlands.

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 will support the creation and expansion of rural businesses through the development of new product lines and processes. Support will be provided both on farm for diversification activities and to non-farming businesses.

For more information, download the call specification.


Projects must be located within the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership rural area.


Up to £852,000 value of funding is available through this call. Grants will be available for this call from £35,000 up to approximately £155,000.


Outline application deadline: 19 June 2015.

How to apply

Step one

Before you can submit your application for a grant from the Growth Programme, you will need to register on Rural Payments. If you’re already registered on Rural Payments, you will not need to do this again.

Step two: make an outline application

You will need to make an outline application which can be found here along with supporting guidance.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Read the EAFRD Growth Programme guidance. This explains what you must do to apply for a grant, how grant applications are assessed and how to meet the terms of a grant funding offer if your application is successful.

Contact details

If you have a question call the Rural Payments helpline on 0300 0200 301 or

Call reference number: 31RD15BS0001

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