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.



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.




IP2 - Food Processing


IP3 - Tourism Infrastructure


IP2 - Rural Business Development



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


Contracted Projects


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



Project Name

Project Lead


What the project will do

IP3 - Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas

Horsham District – Destination Management Plan Development

Rural West Sussex Partnership & Horsham District Council


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


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


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


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


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 13 projects worth a total of £2.7m EAFRD in the pipeline.

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