Mid Devon Prosperity Fund
Mid Devon District Council has launched a series of new grant schemes to support local businesses and organisations. Funding for the Mid Devon Prosperity Programme comes from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund, with the aim of boosting economic growth and supporting the community across the district.
Grants are available to organisations in the public, private, charity or social enterprise sectors. This could be a business, registered charity, town or parish council, Community Interest Company or other social enterprise.
The majority of grants available range from £1,000 to £20,000 but there is also scope to support one or two large projects of up to £50,000. Most of the funding will be in the form of capital grants. You can download the full programme details here.
There are five new grant schemes available
Field to Fork
Grants towards equipment needed to support businesses to develop, produce and market local food and drink products.
Business Growth and Innovation
A mixed grants programme targeting micro-businesses and social enterprises with innovative ideas and high growth potential. The grant is intended to help buy new equipment, improve processes etc. This includes capital funding for net zero infrastructure for rural businesses and diversification of farm businesses.
Visitor Economy (Sustainable Tourism)
Capital grants towards the development of quality visitor attractions and experiences to expand or enhance the tourism offer and support farm diversification.
Work Hub Development Scheme
Grants for local businesses to support incubator space and work hub development to create small flexible office and workshop spaces for start-up and growing micro-businesses.
Investment in the Social Economy (2024/25)
Capital grants to support community businesses such as shops, pubs and local energy organisations to increase access to key services, support community infrastructure and facilitate de-carbonisation
How we can help
If you need assistance with your Mid Devon Prosperity Fund application, we can help you. Currently there is no funded support available, but we offer a very competitive hourly rate. We’ve been supporting rural businesses, communities and farmers for over 25 years, and we’re experts in preparing funding and planning applications.
To give your application the best chance of being approved, please get in touch with us.
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