Help “grow your own” local services

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government to support a wide range of activitites in rural areas.

The Community And Social Enterprise fund is a £7m funding stream within the RDPE to support voluntary and community organisations to become more self-financing and sustainable through the develoment of community and social enterprise activities. These could include:

  • access to childcare
  • rural community shops
  • ‘multi use’ rural community facilities
  • community renewable energy projects
  • other community projects providing basic services locally

Please see this page on the RISE website if you would like more information, including whether you are eligible, how to apply, where you can get local support to help with your application, FAQs and case studies of successful applications.

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  1. Ann Rooney
    Posted 13 July, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Is this for the south west only?

  2. Joe Taylor
    Posted 3 August, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Ann, yes it is, apologies if this post was misleading.

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