Rural England Prosperity Fund
The borough has been identified by DEFRA as an area eligible for the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) and awarded capital funding that will be available until March 2025.
The REPF Scheme aims to improve productivity and strengthen the rural economy and rural communities.
Over the next two years, we will be distributing funding across eligible areas of our borough, into projects with beneficial outcomes for local businesses.
This page explains how to apply for the Rural England Prosperity Fund Business Grant Scheme, including guidance notes and an application form.
The scheme is being administered for the council by GRCC (Gloucestershire Rural Community Council).
All communication relating to this scheme and grant application should be directed to GRCC via 01452 528491 or by email email@example.com
Tewkesbury Borough Rural England Prosperity Fund
The following Business Grant Scheme is capital funding only, developed in compliance with the REPF guidance (Rural England Prosperity Fund prospectus) and local rural business need.
This funding is split over a two year period for small scale investment in micro and small enterprises in rural areas, as follows:
|Year one funding November 2023 – March 2024||£40,000.00|
|Year two funding April 2024 – March 2025||£160,000.00|
The year one grant application window is now open.
Business grant scheme eligibility
To check eligibility for this grant scheme, we request all applicants refer to this business grant guidance document.
In addition to this resource, please refer to the Rural England Prosperity Fund prospectus, supplied by government, outlining the REPF scheme in depth.
- Only some locations in the borough will be eligible for funding – Please click this link to check if your area may be eligible: DEFRA’s Magic Map Application.
Business grant applications
Once you have read through the scheme guidance, please send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org, accompanied by the supporting documentation requested within the form.
Applications must be submitted by 9am on Monday, 11 December 2023.
Please note, any applications received after the deadline of 9am on Monday, 11 December 2023 will not be considered.
All communication relating to this scheme and grant application should be directed to GRCC via 01452 528491 or by email email@example.com.