RURAL businesses in 12 areas across the country are set to benefit from almost £7m, says the government.
CHESHIRE has topped a new league table as the best county in England for running a rural business.
An innovation fund worth £5m will boost rural productivity, says the government.
Towns and districts which want to set up special Enterprise Zones have less than two weeks to submit their proposals.
The government has made a further £8m in funding available for rural tourism businesses.
RURAL communities will be allowed to build starter homes for local residents under plans set out in the government's first ever Rural Productivity Plan.
BUSINESSES and communities in Northumberland can still benefit from nearly £2m of European funding to help create jobs and boost the economy.
MILLIONS of pounds are available to help small rural businesses reach their full potential, says the government.
THE government has opened a £24m scheme to create more opportunities for rural businesses and communities.
NEW guidance aims to help towns and villages show how local markets benefit their economy.
A NEW All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched to champion rural businesses.
A £50,000 programme aims to help rural business women in Dorset improve their digital skills.