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Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 Food Business Investment Scheme


Food Business Investment Scheme – 3rd Round Open

Food Business Investment Scheme

Window Opens: 2nd November 2016.
Window Closes: 18th January 2017.
Value: £2,800,000.

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:

Other Areas:

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.

Email: FoodBIS@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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