POLITICIANS are being urged to give rural businesses the same opportunities as their urban counterparts.
RURAL businesses are being encouraged to apply for a share of £3.6m in Lancashire.
RURAL businesses are invited to apply for the first round of funding in the LEADER programme in Worcestershire.
MILLIONS of pounds in grants are available to boost businesses and create jobs in rural Staffordshire.
OUTLINE applications for four LEADER programmes are now open in Lincolnshire.
SMALL towns and rural areas are among 26 new and extended Enterprise Zones announced by the government.
A pilot scheme to boost skills and careers is to be rolled out across rural East Sussex.
ONE of England's most rural counties has been awarded just over £2m to create jobs and support small businesses.
RURAL communities are set to benefit from £138m to create more jobs and boost the rural economy.
RURAL businesses have urged telecom watchdog Ofcom not to separate broadband provider Openreach from BT.
RURAL businesses across England are being urged to apply for funding from the European Structural and Investment Fund.
RURAL businesses in 12 areas across the country are set to benefit from almost £7m, says the government.