The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), a funding instrument of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union, aims at strengthening the EU’s agriculture, forestry sector and rural areas in general.

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The Coast to Capital LEP area has an EAFRD budget allocation of £4m.

 

Open Calls

 

£3.25m of EAFRD funding is now available to bid for in the Coast to Capital area against 3 open EAFRD Calls published as part of the National Calls on 9th January 2017. The 3 Calls close at 23:59 on Thursday 31st May 2018.

 

Call

EAFRD Value

IP2 - Food Processing

£1,299,545

IP3 - Tourism Infrastructure

£1,113,896

IP2 - Rural Business Development

£835,422

 

Further information on these 3 Calls and how to apply for them can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme

 

Contracted Projects

 

5 projects, worth a total of £388,468 EAFRD, have been contracted to date.

 

Call

Project Name

Project Lead

EAFRD Value

What the project will do

IP3 - Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas

Horsham District – Destination Management Plan Development

Rural West Sussex Partnership & Horsham District Council

£52,335

The project will establish a new Destination Management Plan and Destination Organisation throughout the rural area of Horsham District in West Sussex.

IP3 - Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas

Sustainable Tourism on the Manhood Peninsula

University of Chichester

£74,000

Development of a Destination Management Plan for the area which will support the development of tourism management partnership for the area.

IP-3 Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas

East Surrey:  Rural Tourism Cooperation

Tandridge District Council

£74,808

Development of a new Destination Management Partnership for the rural parts of East Surrey and the subsequent production of a destination plan.

IP3 -Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas

Wheels, Feet and Hooves

Mole Valley District Council

£79,460

The ‘Wheels Feet and Hooves’ – Mole Valley at the Heart of the Surrey Hills project will create a new Destination Management Plan and new Tourism Partnership.

IP1 - Food Processing

Dorking Brewery - Expansion of  Brewery

Dorking Brewery 2016 Ltd

£107,865

The project proposes to expand capacity of an existing brewery business by converting and relocating to a new building, installing new brewery equipment and a cold store room.

 

Pipeline Projects

 

There are currently 3 projects worth a total of £674,971 EAFRD in the pipeline at Full Application stage and a further 11 projects worth a total of £2,946,149 EAFRD at Expression Of Interest (EOI) stage. Not all of these applications will go to contract, so there are still funding opportunities left.

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