Announcing Grants from the RDPE Growth Programme for rural businesses in Dorset

Published on Thursday 2 March, 2017 by Charlotte Knight


You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy. 

The minimum grant request is £35,000, the maximum depends on the type of grant. The Dorset LEADER team will also be available to chat through ideas for smaller grant requests.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The scheme is delivered by the RPA and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Find out more about the grants at :

Rural Businesses are invited to come along to one of these FREE events to hear more about the grants and to speak to  a member of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) grants team about project ideas. 

Book your place at:

14 March, Lyme Regis Golf Club, 17:00 – 20:00

15 March, George Albert Hotel, 9:00 – 12:00

16 March, Cranborne Garden Centre, 16:00 -19:00

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