About the Rural England Prosperity Fund

We're launching the second round of the North Somerset Rural England Prosperity Programme in May 2024. The programme will benefit both businesses and community organisations. 

This funding is for capital projects only and grants of £5000 - £25000 will be available to eligible applicants.

Please check the map to ensure you and your project are in an eligible rural area. 

The Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) supports the aims of the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper and Future Farming Programme. 

Funding is available for projects that will positively impact rural businesses and communities by strengthening buildings, equipment, and assets.

For more information about the Rural England Prosperity Fund, please read the REPF Prospectus on the GOV.UK website. 


The key objectives for business projects are

  • increase investment in and targeted support for small and medium-sized businesses for 
    • innovation activities
    • productivity-enhancing, energy efficient and low carbon technologies and techniques
  • to create jobs and boost community cohesion. This includes visible improvements to local retail, hospitality, and leisure sector facilities
  • enhance rural visitor economy and rural leisure opportunities

There is one key objective for community projects

  • to foster a sense of local pride and belonging, through activities that enhance physical, cultural, and social ties and amenities. This includes community infrastructure, local green space, and community-led projects

Your project must also fit with the DEFRA-defined REPF interventions, objectives, and outcomes/outputs for this programme. 

We have funding for specific business and community interventions which you can view in our Interventions Objectives, Outputs and Outcomes for North Somerset document included on this page. 

You can also view our guidance notes for the North Somerset REPF grant programme. It will provide you with full information about the opportunities available.