The impact of Brexit on farms and rural businesses has brought about the need for new and diverse income streams to sustain operations. As such, farmers and rural business owners will need to be vigilant and quick in exploring funding opportunities that may be available.
Having previously worked with DEFRA and managed European grant funds across the East of England, I have a wealth of experience and a proven track record in securing funding for a wide range of projects. In the last 12 months alone, I have successfully secured funds from the LEADER, Growth Fund, and Productivity Fund for projects such as campsites, farm shops, no-till drills, and reservoirs, with a 100% success rate.
My approach to securing funding involves understanding the applicant's passion for their project and aligning it with the funder's goals and objectives. I also provide guidance on potential funding sources that many businesses may not be aware of.
In addition to grants, Invitations to Tenders (ITTs) are becoming an increasingly popular method for local councils and government organizations to commission work from contractors. I have supported both farming businesses and institutions such as the University of East Anglia in securing these contracts, providing expertise on tendering and contract negotiations.
I keep myself updated with the latest funding opportunities and initiatives, including recent articles on EDP Grants. Let me help you identify the right funding source for your farm or rural business and make your project a reality.