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ELDC's Rural Development Grant Fund launches

The Rural Development Grant is now open for applications.

The fund is designed to support the rural areas of East Lindsey and provide new opportunities in the more sparsely populated areas, where economic activity is low. Local communities and organisations can bid into the scheme to deliver projects that will improve the area’s economy. 

Projects that stand a strong chance of being supported are those that increase investment, improve digital technology, support the creation of new businesses including development of social enterprises and other business support that will create local employment in the form of apprenticeships. 

Grants of up to £50,000 are available and the money will be targeted towards new projects or projects which increase or expand existing activities. 

 Portfolio Holder for the Economy, Councillor Craig Leyland, said:

 “The District Council has a clear commitment to supporting and developing the local economy and this is another important project that will provide a real boost to our communities.” 

 The programme of investment hopes to benefit communities across East Lindsey by bringing in more businesses, creating more jobs, and providing more volunteering opportunities. 

 For more information on the Rural Development Grant, including application form, please visit




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The Lindsey Action Zone has been awarded £2m to manage a new European LEADER programme.  We expect to be able to formally launch the programme and receive outline applications for funding in Summer 2015.

Check the post code checker to see if you are in the LAZ area - Wolds, villages and market towns of Caistor, Louth, Spilsby, Horncastle, Market Rasen and west to Gainsborough).

If you would like to discuss a possible funding application, please contact Judy Bell via the Contacts page.  

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