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Rural Enterprise Programme

The Rural Enterprise Programme will offer grants to sympathetically convert under-utilised buildings or construct new rural workspaces, to help rural businesses increase productivity and create jobs.

How much is available?

Capital grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 are available or up to 40% of the total eligible costs of the project, whichever is the lowest. You must be able to provide a minimum of 60% as match funding.

What types of projects can be funded?

Eligible end uses will include manufacturing, creative industries or service businesses and office premises.

What costs are eligible?

Grants can be used for costs directly associated with the refurbishment or construction of workspaces.

Who can apply?

Eligible businesses should be SME’s i.e. must employ less than 250 people and have a turnover less than €50m and/or a balance
sheet total not exceeding €43m.


Contact the Rural Enterprise Programme Team today to discuss your proposal.

01785 277 400

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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.