European funds and grants
European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme is funding for projects that create jobs and supports local growth. The funds include:
- The European Social Fund
- The European Regional Development Fund
- Part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development helps with improving the environment and improving farming and forestry competitiveness. It also supports rural businesses to grow and expand, improve knowledge and skills and get started. For more information, please visit RDPE Growth Programme.
Although the UK has left the EU, ERDF, ESF and EAFRD programmes continue to invest in projects after the transition period ended on 31 December 2020. All funding must finish by the end of 2023.
EU Advice for businesses
Marches Growth Hub - advice and support for businesses