News, Training & Events Grapevine news Rural Development Funding EAFRD workshop dates - November 29th 2019, January 16th and February 4th 2020 The Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development worth £35 million. Rural businesses across the area can apply to benefit from the £35 million worth of funding to create new jobs, boost tourism, and unlock growth in rural areas. This figure could be increased to £50 million if there are enough high-quality applications from rural businesses. More information on the Rural Development Programme can be found here. To support rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to make the most of this opportunity the Rural Payments Agency will be holding a series of workshops to understand what funding opportunities are on offer and how to make high quality applications to the fund. These workshops will be held at Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA from 10.00am to 12.00pm on the following dates: Friday 29 November 2019 Thursday 16 January 2020 Tuesday 4 February 2020 The workshops will be an opportunity for rural businesses to find out more about the funding opportunities and receive support in making high quality applications to the Rural Development Programme. To book, click here. D2N2 Growth Hub will be holding 2 additional workshops in 2019 from 10.00 to 11.30. There will also be an opportunity to meet rural advisers on how to complete high quality applications to the RDPE. The workshops are free to attend. Friday 13 December 2019 at Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP Monday 16 December 2019 at Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH BOOK YOUR PLACE This will take you to Eventbrite where you will need to select the event you wish to book. Closing date for applications is February 16th 2020.