Cheshire and Warrington Rural Business Funding Launch

You are invited to an event for Cheshire and Warrington businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the latest and final rounds of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The event is taking place on the 24th March and will include an introduction from Meredydd David followed by a presentation from a rural business that has previously received support for tourism or food processing. This will be followed by a presentation from the Rural Payments Agency about the national EAFRD programme and application process. Including:

  • An overview of the business development, tourism infrastructure and food & drink grants in Cheshire and Warrington, who can apply, what the grants will fund and how much funding is available.

Please see below for the full agenda.

We are taking bookings for this event via an Eventbrite page, to book your place please click here.

The next scheduled Rural Strategy Board meeting will take place at 2pm following this event.




9:30– Coffee and Reception

10:00– Welcome – Meredydd David- Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Rural Strategy Board

11:15- The Strategic Economic Plan and Growth Hub – Mark Livesey- Cheshire and Warrington LEP

11:30– Local Business Perspective on Business Support

11:45– Q&A

11:55– The Rural Payments Agency: the EAFRD programme calls in Cheshire and Warrington and the application process- Karen Spriggs & Mike Baker- Rural Payments Agency-

  • Business development grants
  • Tourism infrastructure grants
  • Food and drink processing grants

12:25– Q&A

12:30- Buffet Lunch of local produce. Following the presentations there will be a local produce lunch and time for interested businesses and stakeholders to discuss in more detail potential projects as well as networking with other interested parties.

For interested attendees there will be optional tours of the Reaseheath Food Innovation Centre which is an industry leading academy with an international reputation within the food and drink sector.

This event is jointly organised by the Cheshire & Warrington LEP and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Location- Centre for Horticulture, Environment and Sustainable Technologies, Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF