Grants available for small rural businesses

The grants will help create an estimated 47 jobs

The grants will help create an estimated 47 jobs

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Warwickshire County Council has received nearly £230,000 worth of applications in response to round one of its new grant scheme for small rural businesses.

The £500,000 scheme, which is funded by the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Rural Development Programme for England, is part of the Warwickshire Rural Growth Network. It is estimated that the projects submitted will create 47 jobs and safeguard another 28 as well as lead to over £400,000 of private sector investment being created.

For more information about the Rural Growth Network visit warwickshire.gov.uk/ruralgrowthnetwork or call 01926 412709.