The Bucks Rural Business Grant (BRBG) is a capital grants programme for rural businesses funded through the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) by Defra.
It follows on from the EU-funded LEADER Programme and Growth Programme, both of which were part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
Just over £1.8 million has been allocated across the two-year programme to help Buckinghamshire's rural businesses with building costs and equipment.
The funding is delivered by Buckinghamshire Council, with Buckinghamshire Business First supporting businesses through the application process.
To create opportunities for businesses to start, grow, and increase employment opportunities.
This will be achieved through small-scale investment in micro and small enterprises in rural areas, including capital funding for net-zero infrastructure for rural businesses, and diversification of farm businesses (non-agriculture), to encourage start-up, expansion or scale-up of these businesses where this involves converting farm buildings into other commercial or business uses.
Typical projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:
Check that your business meets the below criteria before you apply.
New or established businesses can apply.
For this fund, rural areas are defined as:
Use this interactive map to check if you are located within an eligible area.