The RDPE Growth Programme administered by DEFRA has launched calls for applications for:- 

Capital Grants to support tourism projects and food & drink processing activities in the Marches LEP area

·         £1m is available to develop visitor attractions, tourist information, and recreational and small scale infrastructure projects including holiday accommodation.

·         £2.5m has been allocated to grow and enhance the food and drink sector by supporting micro, small and medium-sized food producers and processors looking to expand and create jobs.

Workshops for applicants are being held in the local Growth Hubs.   For details, and to book your place,  below are the links to the Eventbrite pages for the DEFRA events:

·         Herefordshire

·         Shropshire


Further information about making an application, forms and guidance can be found online at:

Guidelines for the grants in this area will be listed under the Marches LEP.

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