New Round of Funding for Entrepreneurs Setting up Rural Firms

Funding is being offered to help entrepreneurs start new businesses in rural areas of the UK.

Forest Holidays has once again partnered with the Prince’s Countryside Fund to launch a new round of the Rural Start-Up Fund. The aim is to support new business ventures in rural areas of the UK. The scheme is intended to help entrepreneurs overcome the challenges associated with setting up and working rurally.

A total of £5,000 is available, to be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural start-ups. In addition to financial assistance, winners will have the opportunity to receive mentoring support from a member of the Forest Holidays team.

Entrepreneurs who are embarking on new farming and agriculture business ventures in rural areas of the UK will be eligible to apply. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how their business will, in some manner, support rural communities, promote conservation of the countryside or support rural sustainability.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 November 2022 (12:00 GMT).

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)