Forestry Commission England (FCE) are offering free support to forestry businesses in relation to grants within the new Rural Development Programme (RDP).
The aim of the initiative is to maximise the number of forestry businesses with ‘oven-ready’ applications, once the application process opens in 2015. A consortium of forestry specialists will provide support to forestry businesses in order to achieve this, advising on areas such as business planning, financial forecasting, legal agreements, identifying the right technical solutions etc.
Anyone interested in persuing such support, is asked to contact Matthew Woodcock, Partnership and Expertise Manager South East at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help forestry businesses better understand the potential of RDP grants, FC are organising a series of demonstration events across England to showcase how EU funding has been used by previous grant-winners. The aim of the demonstrations is to illustrate the potential for growth and improved efficiency.
These events will take place between September 2014 and January 2015. For more information or to register for an event, call Amy or Jude at Lantern on 07502 985921 or email email@example.com.