Skegness event to showcase EU funding opportunities for small businesses

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An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses do not miss out on current EU funding opportunities.

On Tuesday, June 20, a workshop will take place at The Best Western The Vine Hotel, Skegness, showcasing EU funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area.

Among the funding programmes to be discussed is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which is making £3.7 million available for projects focused on food processing, business development and tourism.

There will also be a chance to learn more about the LEADER programme, which is designed to support the following national priorities:

  • Increase farm productivity
  • Support micro & small businesses and farm diversification
  • Boost rural tourism
  • Provide rural services
  • Provide cultural and heritage activities (where this promotes growth in the tourism economy)
  • Increase forestry productivity

So far this year, the LEADER programme has granted £961,768 to 22 local businesses across the county, and there is still £4,715,756 of funding available.

The event runs from 1.30pm until 3.30pm and places can be booked online.