• Rural Development

    Rural Development

    FIDC works to deliver the objectives set out in the Rural Development Strategy and, in collaboration with the Rural Development Strategy Steering Group and other stakeholders from the public and private sectors, to help further develop Camp as a thriving community and economy.
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The Falkland Islands Government approved  funding for the delivery of the Rural Development Strategy (RDS) Action Plan in 2017-2018.DSC 4435

One of the main requirements of the RDS is to stimulate business growth, encourage diversification of the Camp economy and drive up new business formation rates in Camp. The Capital Development Fund has been established to help achieve this.

Funding has been set aside for this grant scheme in the 2017/2018 financial year with the scheme closing at the end of June 2018. This funding will be reviewed against demand from applicants on an on-going basis.

Anybody considering starting-up a new business in Camp, or developing an existing one, is encouraged to get in touch with FIDC's Development Team to discuss their plans and seek guidance on further step. Please contact the Development Manager at FIDC for further details by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 27211.

You can download the application form and guidance notes below:

pdf Rural Business Capital Development Grant Scheme Guidance Notes Application Form 2017/2018 (466 KB)

 

 

 

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.