Small rural businesses in Tewkesbury receive £200,000 funding boost

Owners of small rural businesses in the Tewkesbury borough can now apply for funding, thanks to a £200,000 grant from the Rural England Prosperity Fund.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Small businesses in Tewkesbury can apply for vital funding to help their companies grow.

Funding is available to micro and small business in rural areas across Tewkesbury borough, thanks to a business grant scheme awarded to the council by the Rural England Prosperity Fund. 

The £200,000 budget will be dished out to eligible businesses in the area to help improve their productivity and strengthen the rural economy and communities active across the region.

Applications are being encouraged from micro and small enterprises who wish to invest funding into building and improving their infrastructure to achieve net zero carbon emissions, and to help diversify farm businesses into projects and revenue from outside of the agricultural industry.

Councillor Richard Stanley, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council and lead member for economic development and promotion, said: 'The Rural England Prosperity Fund Business Grant is a fantastic opportunity to help rural businesses to grow and improve their productivity.

'The funding will provide a welcome boost to businesses across the borough while supporting our local economy. I really encourage all eligible businesses to apply.'

Businesses will receive anything from £3,000 to £24,999 from the fund to help support their growth and development.

Applications should be made through the Tewkesbury Borough Council website and the deadline is 9am on Monday 11 December 2023.

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