News and Useful Contacts

Keep up to date wit the latest Rural Growth Network news.

For further information on other forms of small business grant support in Rural North East England contact:

RDPE Growth Programme (EAFRD)

Search for RDPE Growth on www.gov.uk

Defra Rural Services Helpline 03000 200 301

e-mail: GPEnquiries@rpa.gsi.gov.uk

LEADER

The 2014 - 2020 LEADER Programme is now receiving funding applications. Further information is available from: 

Northumberland Coast and Lowlands LEADER
Ivan Hewitt
ivan.hewitt@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland Uplands LEADER
Gillian Cowell
gillian.cowell@northumberland.gov.uk

Durham Coast and Lowlands LEADER
Sarah Marshall 
sarah.marshall@durham.gov.uk

North Pennine Dales LEADER
Pamela- Jane Harding 
pamela.harding@durham.gov.uk

Other Useful Links

Rural Connect
http://ruralconnect.biz/

Micropol
http://micropol-interreg.eu/

Rural Services Network
http://www.rsnonline.org.uk/

National Farmers Union
http://www.nfuonline.com/about-us/our-offices/north-east/northumberland/

Federation of Small Businesses
http://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/north-east-england

RTC
http://www.rtcnorth.co.uk 

Country Land and Business Association
http://www.cla.org.uk