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Harborough Rural Grants Scheme

Eligible businesses located in rural areas of Harborough District could benefit from capital grants between £5,000-£20,000 to support their business to diversify, innovate and grow. The closing date for applications is 30th October 2023

The grants are being managed and distributed by Harborough District Council using funding received from the government through the Rural England Prosperity Fund which is an extension of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

The grant covers four themes:

  • Farm business diversification

  • Innovation and growth

  • Green technology/infrastructure

  • Rural tourism

For more details on the scheme, including how to apply go to :


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