Rural Business Grant Scheme

Capital grants between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to help rural businesses within North Northamptonshire become more resilient and support growth.

These grants can be used to help businesses invest in equipment or build extensions and alterations.


A particular target for the round 2 is rural diversification, including:

Applications can be made for projects that can start quickly and be delivered with all spend claimed by 28 February 2024.


Further guidance, including eligibility criteria and an application form, is available by emailing [email protected].

Round 2 is now closed for new applications.

Round 3

There will be an additional opportunity to apply for funding in round 3 for projects that will start from April 2024 and can be delivered with all spend claimed by 28 February 2025.

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available.

Round 3 will be open for new applications from January 2024.

The Rural Business Grant Scheme is funded through the Rural England Prosperity Fund, and is part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

The fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.