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Rural Enterprise News: 7 July

The latest updates for rural businesses and communities:

The National Lottery Community Fund Survey: To ensure National Lottery funding reflects the needs of local communities, a short survey has been created to capture different views. The survey is open for five weeks and closes on Tuesday 19th July. Take it here.

Beyond Scotland Market Development Grant: Up to £2,500, covering up to 50% of eligible costs, is available to businesses in Perth and Kinross with this grant. The fund can be used for projects such as attending trade exhibitions, trade missions, the provision of specialist export training, new market research or other export capacity building activity. It can also be used for specific marketing campaigns with a focus on new markets beyond Scotland. See the full details here.

New Business Support Grant: Up to £1000 is available for businesses or the self-employed who are based in East Lothian and started since September 1st 2021. Application close 31st March 2023. Find out more here.

Luminate Creative Ageing Awards: The awards recognise people, projects of programmes in Scotland whose contribution to creative ageing is making a difference. There are six award categories and nominations will close on Sunday, 11th September, 2022. Find out more here.

Artist Opportunity: Luminate are looking for four artists from different parts of Scotland, working in any art form, who’d like to offer a creative learning opportunity to social care staff in their local area. They should have experience of leading learning and participatory programmes with adults. The deadline for expressions of interest is midday on Monday 18 July. Find out more here.

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