Rural Development

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 19th August 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 35 pages of the latest funding news.

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through th...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th August 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is b...

Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 17th July 2019

The Scottish Government has announced that the next closing date for the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund is the 27th August 2019. Through the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund grants of up to £100,000 are available for projects that promote skills development and knowledge transfer in the primary agricultural sector; and deliver on-the-ground improvements in agricultural competitiveness, resource efficiency, environmental perform...

Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme Opens for Applications (England) 15th July 2019

The second funding round for the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme has opened for applications. Through the initiative, farm businesses can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to help them invest in new and innovative technology. Grants are available for all farm types, including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses, with a total pot of £15 million available to fund investments in new technology. The closing...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 14th June 2019

Charities and community groups are amongst the organisations invited to apply for funding for sustainable development projects that build capacity and genuinely support or involve communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Grants of up to £10,000 for up to 50% of project costs are available. The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) has been allocated £200,000 for 2018/19 to support projects which bring organisations together in partn...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 31st May 2019

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable con...

Funding for Projects that Address Rural Poverty (Wales) 15th April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations, schools, social enterprises and statutory organisations in Wales can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that will make a positive impact on the lives of people and communities living in poverty in rural Wales. To be eligible for funding projects will need to be delivered by partnerships of different organisations and focus on helping people who struggle to meet their basic needs or access se...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 8th April 2019

The Government has launched a new £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country. Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combina...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 8th January 2019

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is now open to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assisting with rebu...