LEADER Rural Business Grants

The LEADER programme is currently offering capital grants for rural businesses (micro – small) and organisations to support business growth and increases in productivity. Funding can be used to support projects linked to; increasing farm productivity, farm diversification, boosting tourism, developing food and drink enterprises, providing rural services, increasing forestry productivity and providing culture & heritage activities. LEADER grants are typically for 40% of eligible capital costs and range from £2,500 to £100,000. Projects should aim to deliver at least one of the following outputs: job creation ; increased turnover; introduction of new processes or techniques ; improved services or additional visitor numbers. Applications can be made up to Autumn 2018. Further details and case studies can be found by visiting the Suffolk County Council website or emailing: fundingenquiries@suffolk.gov.uk


Jim Brown

External Funding Specialist

Business Development

Suffolk County Council

Constantine House

5 Constantine Road

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DH

Tel: mob 0780 959 4530

Email: jim.brown@suffolk.gov.uk

Web: www.suffolk.gov.uk

Web: www.suffolkmilitarycovenant.org.uk