Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 Food Business Investment Scheme
Food Business Investment Scheme – 3rd Round Open
Window Opens: 2nd November 2016.
Window Closes: 18th January 2017.
Maximum Grant Rate: £75,000 Applicants may apply more than once throughout the duration of the scheme but only one application can be live at any time.
Minimum Grant: £2,400.
Grant Intervention Rate:
Where both the input and output are agricultural products, the maximum grant rates are as follows:
SMEs – up to 40% of total eligible investment cost regardless of location.
Where the input is an agricultural product but the output is a non-agricultural product, the maximum grant rates are as follows:
Less Developed Areas:
- Micro and Small Enterprises – up to 40% of the total eligible investment cost.
- Medium Enterprises – up to 35% of the total eligible investment cost.
Micro and Small Enterprises – up to 20% of the total eligible investment cost.
Medium Enterprises – up to 10% of the total eligible investment cost.
Who Can Apply: Businesses involved in primary and / or secondary processing of agricultural products, such as: sole traders, voluntary sector organisations, private and public limited companies (Micro, Small and Medium enterprises only), farm businesses that want to process their own agricultural products, new businesses, including start-up businesses.