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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Coast to Capital has an EAFRD budget of £4m.

 

The EAFRD priorities for investment in our area were defined around the following key priorities:

 

  • Building knowledge and skills in rural areas.

 

  • Funding new and developing non-agricultural, micro, small and medium sized rural businesses.

 

  • Supporting tourism activities in rural areas.

 

 

Contracted EAFRD Projects

 

1 project has been contracted to date; “Horsham District – Destination Management Plan Development”. It is worth £52,335 in EAFRD funding.

 

 

Pipeline EAFRD Projects

 

3 projects are still in the pipeline, worth a total of £228,268 in EAFRD funding.

 

 

Open EAFRD Calls

 

£3.25m of EAFRD funding is now available to bid for in the Coast to Capital area against the following 3 National EAFRD Calls:

 

  • Food Processing - £1,299,545 EAFRD
  • Tourism Infrastructure - £1,113,896 EAFRD
  • Rural Business Development - £835,422 EAFRD

 

For further details on each Call and for guidance on how to apply please visit: 

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

 

 

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