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Funding available to organisations across Maldon District through the Rural England Prosperity Fund

Published on Thursday, 15th February 2024

Business and community organisations across Maldon District are invited to apply for a new grant scheme.

Funding is available to improve productivity and to strengthen the rural economy and rural communities.

Maldon District Council, in partnership with the Rural Community Council of Essex, will be distributing capital funding received through the Rural England Prosperity Fund into projects with beneficial outcomes for businesses and communities throughout the district.

Applications will need to focus on one of three key areas:

  • Rural circular economy projects
  • Impactful volunteering and social action projects to develop social and human capital in local places
  • Small scale investment in micro and small enterprises in rural areas.

Applications are now open, with guidance and the application process on the Maldon District Council website at

Cllr Richard Siddall, Leader of Maldon District Council, said: “The Rural England Prosperity Fund grant scheme is a fantastic opportunity to help businesses and community organisations to grow, improve their offer and become more resilient.

“The funding will provide a welcome boost to communities across the district while supporting our local economy. I really encourage all eligible organisations to apply.”

The total funding for the Rural England Prosperity Fund grant scheme in year one is £107,582 and for year two is £322,746. This grant scheme is capital funding only.

The Rural Community Council of Essex will be providing enhanced support to applicants, enabling organisations to make the most of the grant opportunity.


Editor notes:

This scheme is being jointly administered by Maldon District Council and the Rural Community Council of Essex.

Funding from the Nuclear Restoration Service has been secured to deliver enhanced application support.                                                      

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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