How to Apply

The Essex Rivers LEADER grant is now open.

Are you a:

  • micro or small rural business
  • farmer
  • forester
  • community organisation in a rural area
  • charity
  • new-start rural business

Will your project:

  • create jobs
  • develop and grow a rural business
  • support the rural economy

If you can say ‘yes’ to at least one point in each of these lists, you may be able to apply to us for funding.

You should download and read the applicant handbook before contacting us.  Once you’ve read the relevant parts, please give us a call on 01376 574339 to discuss your project further. If we feel that your organisation and project are eligible, we will send you an Outline Application form to complete.

There are two stages to the application process – an Outline Application and a Full Application.  Applications are assessed at both stages and only the highest-scoring at the Full Application stage will be successful.


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