Grant Funding for Rural Businesses in the Cheshire & Warrington LEP Area

Join us at Worleston Village Hall on Monday 13th January 2020 from 10.00am to 3.00pm to find out about the Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme and find out about the application process. The programme is currently open to all eligible rural businesses across Cheshire and Warrington.

The RDPE Growth Programme is a unique capital grant funding programme available for projects that improve and promote strong rural economic growth relating to:

  • Business Development (including Manufacturing and Farm Diversification)
  • Food Processing
  • Rural Tourism Infrastructure


  • Cheshire East Council’s Rural Enterprise Manager, Rachel Bolton and Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Mandy Sibthorpe will provide an overview of the RDPE Growth Programme and provide practical guidance on completing the application process.
  • Hear from Nigel Wilkin, Account Manager at J S Bailey Ltd who successfully secured over £400k of grant funding

Rachel and Mandy have worked with a wide range of rural businesses across the area and supported them to successfully secure grant funding


10.00am – 10.30am                Arrival and refreshments

10.30am – 11.30am                Presentation on the RDPE Growth Programme including how to complete the Expression of Interest

11.30am – 11.45am                Our Funding Journey: J S Bailey Ltd

12 noon                                   Lunch and networking

Following the presentations Mandy and Rachel will be available for the rest of the day to discuss specifics relating to your project on an individual basis.

There is a broad definition of rural across the sub region, your business could be rural please check the LEP area map or Magic Map

To book your place, visit Eventbrite


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