The BNED LEADER Approach is now open for business and invites projects to apply for funding

The BNED LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) has been awarded €1,713,000 of European Agricultural Fund For Rural Development (EAFRD) through the Rural Development Programme for England for the funding of rural projects in the local area. This represents a Sterling equivalent of approximately £1,370,000 (this figure may alter in line with Euro exchange rates).

Funding will still be available until such time as the UK exits the European Union.

This September we are holding events in conjunction with D2N2 to promote funding streams and business support available in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.
If your business is based in the rural communities of North East Derbyshire or Bolsover District Council’s areas and you are looking to diversify or expand, you could be eligible for LEADER funding which is currently available until March 2019. Grants from £3500 and up to €200,000* are available for a maximum of 40% of the total project costs. Alternatively Business Growth Fund grants are also available in the more urban areas of the Districts.


There will be opportunity to have a 1:1 session to discuss any project ideas or plans as well as general advice for businesses from the D2N2 Growth Hub Advisors and relevant Councils Economic Development Units.


Join us at one of the events:

  • 27th September 2017 at Doe Lea Centre,Mansfield Road, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, S44 5PD
  • 28th September 2017 at Eckington Civic Centre, Market St, Eckington, Sheffield S21 4JG.

Both events will run from 17.00 – 19.00 and refreshments will be available.

Please register for one of these events using this eventbrite booking link or call 01246 217594 for more information.

*sterling figure will fluctuate in line with the euro exchange rate.