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Funding in the Rural Vale of Glamorgan

Creative Rural Communities may be able to help you to identify funds to develop a community project, your business or other initiatives in your area.

 

The following schemes are part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural development Plan 2014-2020. If you would like to proceed with an expression of interest or an application, or wish to talk through your idea, please contact us.

 

Funding Schemes

 

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Rural Community Development Fund (RCDF)

This fund is run by the Welsh Government, however, projects must align with the aims and objectives of the Local Development Strategy and submitted to the Local Action Group for consideration.

 

Primarily a capital grant scheme aimed improving the quality of life in rural Wales. Eligible projects may include costs relating to broadband, community transport, renewable energy, child care, financial and social inclusion, recreation, restoration of natural and cultural heritage, tourism infrastructure and the conversion of buildings to increase the quality of life in a rural settlement.

 

Maximum grant available: £128,000.

 

All grants must be matched by a minimum of 20% funding.

Visit www.gov.wales and search for Rural Community Development Fund for more information. (Or click the links provided.)

 

 

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Sustainable Production Grant Scheme

Support for investments to improve performance and sustainability of agricultural holdings. Capital investments by agricultural businesses: including arable, beef, dairy, goats, horticulture (including hydroponics and aquaponics), pigs, poultry, sheep and apiculture.

 

The scheme is discretionary and the amount of grant offered would relate to individual circumstances and would always be the minimum amount necessary to allow the investment to go ahead.

 

Visit www.gov.wales and search for Sustainable Production Grant Scheme for more information.

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Food Business Investment Scheme

Support for investments in processing/marketing and/or development of agricultural products. Capital investments by food processing businesses using raw and/or first stage processed agricultural products. Support under this scheme can cover tangible assets such as land, buildings,machinery and equipment and intangible assets such as computer software, patent rights and licences and technical and consultancy fees.

 

The maximum grant threshold per enterprise for any individual investment project

is £5,000,000. The minimum is £2,400. The percentage of grant available per project is dependent on the business size, please see the guidance notes for more information.

 

Visit www.gov.wales and search for Food Business Investment Scheme for more information.

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Co-operation Scheme

 Support for co-operation activities across the agriculture, food and forestry sectors for the he development of:

  • new products, practices, processes and technologies in the agriculture, forestry and food sectors, including:
  • small businesses working together to share production facilities and resources
  • co-operation to support development of short supply chains and local markets including promotion activities in a local context.
  • pilot projects where the information is made publicly available and widely disseminated.

 

Eligible activity may include animation, facilitation, mentoring, training, communication and dissemination and evaluation.

 

The maximum grant threshold per enterprise for any individual co-operation project is £10,000,000. The minimum is £2,400. The percentage of grant available per project is dependent on a number of factors; please see the guidance notes for more information.

 

Visit www.gov.wales and search for Co-operation Scheme for more information.

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