SRDP Food Funding - Open for Capital Related Applications

The Scottish Rural Development Programme's new Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation grant scheme is now open for applications for capital related projects.  The scheme will allocate £70 to projects that fit its criteria between now and 2020. It's sister grant scheme for non-capital and non-cooperation projects will open later this year.

The key purpose of the SRDP 2014 - 2020 is to help sustainable economic growth in Scotland’s rural areas.  The main priorities are: 

  • Enhancing the rural economy
  • Supporting agricultural and foresrty businesses
  • Protecting and improving the natural environment
  • Addressing the impact of climate change
  • Supporting rural communities

Full information about this grant can be found here: https://www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures/topics/all-schemes/food...

Also open for applications is the Rural Development: Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF), the successor to the Skills Development Scheme, which is worth £12 million over the course of the new SRDP.  Information about this fund can be found here: https://www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures/topics/all-schemes/know...

If you are considering applying for either of these grants please get in touch as some support may be available.