Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative – Agri-Tech Growth Fund

The Agri-Tech Growth Fund aims to provide funding to enhance business and jobs growth, and support product development. The Fund is aimed at supporting improvements in agricultural productivity through the introduction of new products or processes and encourages improvements to existing product/ processes and energy efficiency.

Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available covering up to 25% of project costs.

Applications can only be accepted from a small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) which must be a sole trader, partnership, limited company or not for profit business whose main business is in or related to the Agri-Tech sector.

Applications will be considered from farmers, food manufacturers and retailers. This includes sectors such as food processing and food wholesaling, as well as related industries such as process engineering. The Fund is also aimed at businesses that are involved in technologies which have the potential of application to the food industry as the programme aspires to support innovation and its application to the food industry.

The project and jobs created and/or protected with the funding given must be located within any of the following local authority areas:

  • Babergh;
  • Breckland;
  • Broadland;
  • Cambridge City;
  • East Cambridgeshire;
  • Fenland;
  • Forest Heath;
  • Great Yarmouth;
  • Huntingdonshire;
  • Ipswich;
  • Kings Lynn & West Norfolk;
  • Mid Suffolk;
  • North Hertfordshire;
  • North Norfolk;
  • Norwich;
  • Peterborough;
  • Rutland;
  • St Edmundsbury;
  • South Cambridgeshire;
  • South Norfolk;
  • Suffolk Coastal;
  • Uttlesford; and
  • Waveney.

Applications can be made at any time until March 2015 or until funding is fully allocated.

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Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551