How to Apply

If you have an idea for a project you are advised to discuss this first with the Authority and submit an Expression of Interest form. Guidance can then be provided as to how best to proceed with an application, and there are conditions to receiving funding. More information on these conditions can be found here.

Funding is available up to £2,500 per project.

There are currently no fixed funding rounds but funding is limited and we will post here should the fund be closed. We aim to respond to full applications within 4-6 weeks of submission in most circumstances.

Submit an 'Expression of Interest' in the first instance, in order to receive guidance on your application:

Guidance Notes

Expression of Interest Form (PDF)

Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Previously funded projects

You may wish to explore some of the projects supported by the Partnership Fund. These will give you a guide as to the types of activities, and initiatives we can offer funding towards.

Project Plan Guidance

Projects seeking funding that are complex or commercial in nature may be asked to submit a project plan, as part of their application. Guidance on creating a plan can be found here. You may find it useful to create a plan however large or small your project.

Further information

If you need any further information, have any queries or need some help with a project idea please contact the Authority's Rural Enterprise Team: