More than £750,000 available to invest in small rural businesses in the north of Cumbria 31 October 2017 31 October 2017 0 1521 More than £750,000 available to invest in small rural businesses in the north of Cumbria Solway, Border and Eden LEADER funding is available now to support businesses through grants of up to 40% to: Start up and become established. Expand and create more jobs. Diversify into non-agricultural activities. Improve productivity and/or efficiency. LEADER supports businesses of all kinds including farm, horticultural, forestry, manufacturing, social and community enterprises, tourism operators, food processors etc. Click here to find out more about our funding priorities and grant rates.