Growth Programme Calls currently open across Greater Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire


There are currently three Growth Programme calls available across Greater Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. The links below will contain summary information about these calls:

Business Development

Food Processing

Tourism Infrastructure

Expressions of Interest for all three Growth calls can be submitted until 31 May 2018.

Successful projects must be contracted by 31 March 2019. All contracted projects must be completed and grants fully claimed by 31 December 2020.

For more detailed information on the current RDPE Growth Programme grants, including how to apply, please click here.

Countryside Productivity Large Grants

The RDPE Countryside Productivity scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Large grants (over £35,000) are available for Forestry Productivity, Water Resource Management, Adding Value to Agri-Food and Improving Farming Productivity.

The deadlines are as follows: 

  • Full applications for Forestry Productivity: 3 April 2018
  • Full applications for Water Resource Management: 29 June 2018
  • Expressions of interest for Adding Value to Agri-food: 29 June 2018
  • Full applications for Improving Farm Productivity: 3 December 2018

For full details on the Countryside Productivity grants, including how to apply, please click here. 

You can contact the RPA on 03000 200 301(Rural Development option) if you would like any further advice after looking at the online information.