£35 million has been made available to boost productivity and create local jobs in rural areas.

Businesses can apply for grants under three themes – Business Development, Tourism Infrastructure and Food Processing. 

All the details can be found on the gov.uk website.

To check if your business is within a rural area please visit DEFRA interactive website where you will be able to check postcode eligibility.

A Map of rural GM can also be found here.  

Deadline for applications is 16th February 2020

*If you would like to find out more about the fund, there is a free funding workshop organised by the GM Combined Authority on Wednesday 15th January 2020 in Manchester (10am-12pm).

To find out more about the event, follow this link to the Eventbrite page.*