The Rural Development Programme for England has a fund of £7 Million to support voluntary and community organisations to become more self-financing and sustainable through the develoment of community and social enterprise activities.
Read about it on the RISE website and here is the text:
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government to support a wide range of activitites in rural areas.
The Community And Social Enterprise fund is a £7m funding stream within the RDPE to support voluntary and community organisations to become more self-financing and sustainable through the develoment of community and social enterprise activities. These could include:
- access to childcare
- rural community shop
- ‘multi use’ rural community facilities
- community renewable energy projects
- other community projects providing basic services locally
The funding has already started to roll out successfully, and they are particularly interested in hearing from young people.
Find out all you need to know, including…
- Are you eligible?
- How to apply
- Where to get the local support you’ll need to help your application
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Case studies of successful applications
- Download their pdf from this link
- Visit the RISE website for more information