Funding and Support

Funding and Support

Find out about funding opportunities and business support services in the D2N2 region.

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D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017

For rural businesses, support agencies and public bodies to find out more about the provision that is available to boost the D2N2 Rural Economy. We’ll look at EAFRD and LEADER funding and the range of support available for rural businesses through the D2N2 Growth Hub.

The event will consist of the main conference and workshops focussing on developing proposals from 10am to 12:30, a networking lunch from 12:30 – 1:15 and from 1:15 to 2pm the workshops will re-run giving the delegates the opportunity to find out a second type of support.

If you would like to attend the themed workshops, including tourism infrastructure, food processing, business development grants and LEADER funding, please register for an admission ticket and choose a morning and/or an afternoon workshop.

 

Agenda

Main Conference 10.00 – 12:30

Welcome to the Conference - Rob Mayo 10.00 – 10.10

Overview of Rural Policy and EAFRD 10.10 – 10.30

ESIF Main Programme - Lindsay Allen 10.30 – 10.45

LEADER Presentation - Craig Edson 10.45 – 11.00

D2N2 Growth Hub - Simon Hall 11.00 – 11.15

Focus on: how a local business has benefitted from grant support 11.15 – 11.45

Workshops 1 11:45 – 12:25

Networking lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Workshops 2 1:15 - 1:45

Close - Rob Mayo 1:45 - 2:00

To view a list of organisations who attended this workshop, click here

To view a presentation given by the Rural Payments Agency, click here

To view a presentation given on D2N2's ESIF Allocation, click here

To view a presentation given on LEADER funding, click here

To view a presentation given on the D2N2 Growth Hub, click here

D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference 2015

For rural businesses and support agencies to find out more about the provision that will be available to boost the D2N2 Rural Economy. We’ll look at EAFRD and LEADER funding and how the main EU Programme will support rural businesses including links to the D2N2 Growth Hub support to “Power up your business”
The event will consist of the main conference from 10am to 12noon, a networking lunch from 12noon to 1pm and from 1pm to 3pm themed workshops focussing on developing business proposals, if you would like to attend the themed workshops, including tourism, food and drink, renewables, LEADER funding and broadband. Please book the additional workshop ticket.
Whilst this is a free conference, if you fail to give 24hours notice of cancellation a charge of £10 will be made.

Agenda Item

Approx. Timing

Main Conference 10am – 12noon
Rob Crowder – Key note speaker 10.00am – 10.15am
Mike Stubbs - Defra 10.15am – 10.30am
Richard Kirkland – ESIF Main Programme 10.30am – 10.45am
Amanda Brown - LEADER 10.45am – 11.00am
Lindsay Allen - D2N2 Growth Hub 11.00am – 11.15am
Local business representatives 11.15am – 11.45am
Panel 11.45am – 12.00pm
Close – Rob Crowder 12.00pm – 12.05pm
Networking lunch 12noon – 1pm
There will be a light buffet provided and a selection of stands offering support in the D2N2 rural area.
Workshops 1pm – 3pm
LEADER 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Broadband 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Renewables 1.30pm – 2.00pm
Food and Drink 2.00pm – 3.00pm Tourism 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Presentations from the D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference

Thankyou to all who attended the D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference on Thursday, March 26. Please find links, below, to each of the PowerPoint presentations given on the day:

Rural Development Program for England, LEADER Funding

D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference
Given by Mike Stubbs, Rural Development Team East Midlands, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

D2N2 Growth Hub Rural Presentation
Given by Lindsay Allen, Senior Programme Manager (Sector Development)

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership European Structural and Investment Funds -
Given by Richard Kirkland, ESIF Co-Ordinator 

D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference Presentation 
Given by Rob Crowder, D2N2 Board Member

The School of Artisan Food

D2N2 EUSIF information for the use of EAFRD (European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development) – Total allocation of £5,523,249 over 6 years

D2N2 have funding through the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) - allocation of £5,523,249 to support economic growth in rural areas.  

View a map of the eligible area by clicking here


This will complement the Main EU Programme rather than displace it.

 

EAFRD funding in the Growth Programme will contribute to delivering the Government’s top priority of economic growth through:

  • Building knowledge and skills in rural areas;
  • Funding new, and developing non-agricultural, micro, small and medium sized rural business;
  • Funding small scale renewable and broadband investments in rural areas; and
  • Supporting tourism activities in rural areas.

 

Businesses in rural areas, including farming businesses, will shortly be able to apply for EAFRD funding for activities that support the EUSIF Strategy.

Please email info@d2n2lep.org if you would like to be kept informed as to when the EAFRD Programme will be open.

 

Initial information has been produced by Defra about the use of EAFRD, which will help provide a guide

(Please note this is not the full or final guidance.)

 

The Chairman of the Rural Reference Group is Rob Crowder, D2N2 Board Member who covers Rural Matters and he can be contacted via: info@d2n2lep.org

To Download the Rural Reference Group's Terms of Reference (ToR), Click Here  

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