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Isle of Wight Rural Business Resilience Fund

The Isle of Wight Rural Business Resilience Fund is a fund managed by Natural Enterprise on behalf of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Isle of Wight Rural Business Resilience Fund seeks to support the Solent economy by providing grants to rural small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) which are looking to develop alternative ways of working, delivering products and services to the market place, marketing expenditure and other resilience initiatives. The fund was launched in March 2020 in response to the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak.

  • The Isle of Wight Rural Business Resilience Fund is currently open for applications.

    • Grants are available for capital expenditure of up to £2,500
    • Grants must be matched with private funds (50% of total costs)
    • Grant to be provided ahead of expenditure
    • Expenditure to be undertaken within three months
    • All projects need to safeguard jobs to be eligible
    • Projects must also demonstrate how they will benefit the Isle of Wight’s rural economy

    For further information about the Fund, please see the Technical Guidance document or contact graham.biss@naturalenterprise.co.uk

    To apply for the IW Rural Business Resilience Fund, please complete the application form and email it to Natural Enterprise.