Rural Development

Supporting business development in rural areas across the Liverpool City Region

Local Growth Hub - Rural Development Contact

Rural Development Programme for England

We're inviting grant applications from micro and small businesses for a minimum of £40k and a maximum of £170k to help fund capital expenditure in support of business growth and expansion which will lead to high quality jobs and business growth, particularly in the Liverpool City Region Growth sectors.

The call will be open until 31 January 2018 or until the funding has been allocated to eligible projects.

The Rural Payments Agency, which are managing the programme, has published a Handbook specifically for Business Development as well as associated guidance documents to support applicants (Handbook). The Liverpool City Region Priorities are on page 46.

Please note, this grant is only available in designated rural areas in Liverpool City Region. Designated rural areas in Liverpool City Region can be determined through:

What support is available for applicants?

To determine whether your project is eligible, please do consult the Rural Development Business Development Handbook. The Rural Payments Agency manages the programme and can be contacted direct on 03000 200 321 or