Culture and Heritage Capital Funding

Have you a small scale project that will enhance the culture and heritage assets in your area?

Capital grants are available in the rural areas of Derbyshire to assist in enhancing the visitor economy and benefiting the local community. Funding from £2,500 is available for organisations to enhance their local area with small scale capital investments.

Closing date for applications 30 September 2018.

How to apply

Expressions of Interest forms and further information are available from:

Derbyshire Dales and High Peak Leader:

Visit the website or contact Amanda Brown to discuss your idea: [email protected] 

Bolsover and North East Derbyshire LEADER Team: Email [email protected] or visit the website

Support for cultural and heritage activity - What the grants are for

These grants are for projects that promote, enhance and upgrade culture and heritage assets.

The focus is to:

  • grow the wider rural economy
  • create a sense of local identity through raised awareness of the assets’ importance
  • help protect culture and heritage features against damage and degradation

The Culture and Heritage priority is for projects that make no charge.

Who can apply

  • landowners
  • rural community groups
  • local authorities in exceptional circumstances, where for example the local authority can show that the project and the funding required is in addition to their statutory requirement to provide this kind of activity and the project will be of benefit to farmers, landowners and/or rural communities

Please note where the activity will take place on an agricultural holding, this may be eligible for support under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Farmers and landowners should contact Natural England in the first instance to check eligibility of the project under Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

How much funding is available

If the grant amount is less than €200,000 then the grant rate can be up to 100% and is awarded under industrial de minimis state aid rules. The minimum grant is £2,500. The maximum grant amount will typically be up to £35,000.

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