Rural Business Investment Scheme – Non-Agricultural (RBIS (Non-Agri)

Open 5th July – 20th August 2021. Covers capital investments costs and supports projects in Wales that contribute to one or more of the following:

a) the diversification of the rural economy

b) the development of the supply chain for natural products

c) increasing the productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness of rural businesses

The scheme is open to existing and start up Non-agricultural micro and small enterprises including farmers or members of the farm household diversifying into non-agricultural activities. Applicants will be required to demonstrate that a viable market has been identified for their product(s) and that the project would not proceed without the grant.

The scheme is discretionary and the amount of grant offered will relate to individual circumstances and would always be the minimum amount necessary to allow the investment to go ahead. For this round of RBIS (Non-Agri), the application for the grant is available via RPW Online only. The application will be assessed in two stages. The first stage will be assessment and scored against published selection criteria and if selected your application will be subject to full appraisal.