Rural England Prosperity Fund grants

WCC Local Election ResultsResultsGrants between £10,000 and £25,000 available

As part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda, Winchester District has been awarded almost £1.75 million to spend on local investment through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and The Rural England Prosperity Fund.

Applications for the Rural England Prosperity Fund for Businesses and Community groups are now open, and will close on 3rd July 2023.

City Councillor Adrian Brophy writes:

Rural England Prosperity Fund grants

I am pleased to let you know that Winchester City Council has opened the Rural England Prosperity Fund grants programme for applications. The capital grants between £10,000 and £25,000 are open to organisations in the rural areas of the district to:

  • Support new and existing rural businesses to develop new products and facilities that will be of wider benefit to the local economy. This includes farm businesses looking to diversify income streams.
  • Support new and improved community infrastructure, providing essential community services and assets for local people and businesses to benefit the local economy.

REPF funding will be for capital investment only to be spent on lasting assets such as buildings or equipment.

More information on the priorities and application process can be found at:
https://www.winchester.gov.uk/business/uk-shared-prosperity-fund  (click on + to display the Rural England Prosperity Fund details)