A CUMBRIAN council has been praised for supporting rural business by helping set up a local enterprise hub.
BUSINESS leaders have urged the new government to take early action to prioritise the rural economy.
RURAL businesses are being urged to be alert regarding application deadline for grants.
RURAL businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire turned out in force to receive help and funding advice.
SOME £1.2m of funding has been awarded to encourage rural growth and jobs in the Tees Valley, north-east England.
RURAL businesses in Lancashire will benefit from more than £4m to support employment and growth.
RURAL businesses across Sussex will be able to apply for their share of £3.2m in funding this summer.
A £1.7m funding pot aims to improve rural services, create jobs and boost the local economy in parts of Derbyshire.
THE first dedicated business awards for rural communities across the UK have opened for entries.
The government is backing a £500,000 rural marketing campaign to bring overseas visitors to Yorkshire.
A £1.6m bid has been approved to boost farming and rural businesses in Leicestershire.
A LOCAL council has earmarked £1,700 a year to support the rural economy in Dorset.