Cheshire and Warrington businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the latest and final rounds of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) can find out more information at a Rural Funding Launch on the 24th March. The event will include an introduction from the Chair of the LEP Rural Strategy Committee and Cheshire and Warrington LEP followed by a presentation from a rural business that has previously received support for tourism or food processing.This will be followed by a presentation from the Rural Payments Agency about the national EAFRD programme and application process. Including:
- An overview of the business development, tourism infrastructure and food & drink grants in Cheshire and Warrington,who can apply, what the grants will fund and how much funding is available.
9:30– Coffee and Reception
10:00– Welcome – Meredydd David- Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Rural Strategy Board
11:15- The Strategic Economic Plan and Growth Hub – Mark Livesey- Cheshire and Warrington LEP
11:30– Local Business Perspective on Business Support
11:55– The Rural Payments Agency: the EAFRD programme calls in Cheshire and Warrington and the application process- Andy Tordoff & Mike Baker- Rural Payments Agency-
- Business development grants
- Tourism infrastructure grants
- Food and drink processing grants
12:30- Buffet Lunch of local produce. Following the presentations there will be a local produce lunch and time for interested businesses and stakeholders to discuss in more detail potential projects as well as networking with other interested parties.
For interested attendees there will be optional tours of the Reaseheath Food Innovation Centre which is an industry leading academy with an international reputation within the food and drink sector.
This event is jointly organised by the Cheshire & Warrington LEP and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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If you have any questions about this event please contact Beth Chinn- firstname.lastname@example.org, 01270 616492