Projects in Norfolk urged to take up funding

Projects which help the local economy are being urged to apply for funding.

The Norfolk Coast and Broads Rural Development programme has just under �1m remaining in its budget to support new projects.

Up to now, the programme has committed �1.5m to projects in the Norfolk coast and Broads area, with 50pc awarded to businesses within north Norfolk.

Projects in the area that have been awarded grant funding include Truly Local - a farmers shop in Stalham, a new reservoir at Chapelfield Farm, Stalham, a new precision farming business based in Felmingham, The Holkham Food Festival, a new meat cutting facility in Bale and a out of season tourism project through North Norfolk Tourism round table.

There is still budget remaining for applicants looking to set up or enhance an existing micro enterprise, or apply for support for tourism or farm diversification projects

To qualify, the project needs to be within the Norfolk Coast and Broads boundary, it must be a new or enhanced activity, and deliver benefits to the area such as creating or protecting jobs and generating additional income for the local economy,

For more details about the programme and to download a project ideas form, visit www.ruralenterprisehub.info/ncab/index.asp. Once complete, send the ideas form to rdp@easton-college.ac.uk .

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The deadline for full applications is July 22.