Following on from a successful Regional Growth Funding bid, our area is benefiting from millions of pounds worth of funding to support the development of the Agri-Tech industry across our area and beyond.
We have launched the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to support the development of new and innovative ideas within this important sector.
There are two main funds that businesses located within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, Uttlesford, South Holland, Norfolk or Suffolk can apply for:
The first is an Agri-Tech Growth Fund, which provides grants between £10,000 and £150,000 to support product development and improve agricultural productivity.
The second is a Research, Development and Prototyping Fund, which helps to support the research and development of new product or processes with grants of between £10,000 and £60,000.
So far, 65 successful grant applicants have now been approved by the Board, including food and drink producers and growers, bespoke equipment and chemical manufacturers and innovative IT companies who supply to the agricultural sector. You can find out more about the type of projects that have been supported here.
You can view the promotional leaflet here.
How to apply
You can find out more about funding available by downloading the guidance notes here and an overview of categories we could consider funding. You can also download the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire here.
If you would like to know more about the Agri-Tech grants you can contact the Programme Manager, Martin Lutman, via email@example.com or by calling 01480 277180.