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. The interactive map below indicates where the contracted projects are being carried out and also provides an overview of what the projects will do.


For further in depth information on these projects please click on the ‘EAFRD Contracted Projects – Further Details’ document in the related resources section to the right of this page.



Pipeline Projects


6 projects, worth a total of £1,529,400 EAFRD, are currently in the pipeline.


Closed Calls


1 Call has closed:




IP3 - Supporting Tourism in Rural Areas


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