Hinckley and Bosworth Rural England Prosperity Fund


The Rural England Prosperity Fund opens to applications on Monday 8 July 2024 and valid applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis until the remaining funding has been allocated. Once funds have been allocated, the fund will close to applications with no further rounds anticipated.

Should your application not be eligible, we will aim to let you know within five days from receipt of your application.

Please note:

  • You will need to spend and defray your grant allocation by 28 February 2025
  • Spend cannot start before a grant agreement has been signed
  • We cannot fund any projects retrospectively - applications cannot be accepted retrospectively where works have already started
  • The minimum amount you can apply for is £7,500 and the maximum amount is £22,500

The REPF has been set up to:

  • Fund capital-only projects for small businesses and organisations that improve the rural economy
  • Help support rural communities

Is your organisation eligible for funding?

If you are a small business or an organisation within a rural area in the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth, you may be eligible to apply for funding for capital only projects. Find out if you are eligible: 

Funding available

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has been awarded £400,000 capital-only funding for the period 2023-2025. Around £320,000 has already been allocated in round one and two, with £80,000 now available for round three, and supports the following four key themes:

  • Support rural tourism sector businesses
  • Support wider rural small and micro enterprises
  • Support and enhance our heritage
  • Improve community facilities

Before applying

Please read Guidance notes - Rural Prosperity Fund 2023-25 in full before applying for funding.

If you have any questions or require any further information regarding your application, please contact Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Economic Regeneration Team prior to submitting your application.

Last updated: 12/07/2024 14:15