European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

EAFRD seeks to reflect the importance of the Agri-food sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Local partners have been working with DEFRA to help shape the new Rural Development Programme. It is important to recognise that the funding available is significantly less than Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly received in previous rounds.

Useful contacts:

David Rodda
Rural Delivery Manager

Josyanne Thatcher
Coast to Coast LEADER Project Co-ordinator

Jon Teague
Atlantic & Moor LEADER Project Co-ordinator

Caroline Hanlan
South & East LEADER Project Co-ordinator

Elizabeth Gilbert
West Cornwall LEADER Project Co-ordinator 

LEADER funding is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land owners. Eligible applicants can apply for funding through Local Action Groups (LAGs).  Your LAG will prioritise funding for projects that create jobs, help your business to grow, and benefit the rural economy.

Further information around National Agricultural and Rural funding opportunities can be found here. 

For support with fish and shellfish processing projects contact European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Rural & Farm Tourism

Investment Grants for Business