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.



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.



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.




IP2 - Food Processing


IP3 - Tourism Infrastructure


IP2 - Rural Business Development



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



Contracted Projects


4 projects, worth a total of £280,603 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.



Pipeline Projects


4 projects, worth a total of £587,400 EAFRD, are currently in the pipeline.



Closed Calls


1 Call has now closed and has applications going through the review process.




IP3 - Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas







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