WALES: Rural Business Investment Scheme - Food

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 15:13

The Rural Business Investment Scheme - FOOD (RBISF) is a capital investments scheme to support projects that offer clear and quantifiable benefits to the food and drink industry in Wales.  The scheme is open to existing and start up micro & small food and drink processor’s and manufacturers throughout Wales.  

This is a capital investment scheme for food and drink processing or manufacturing activities currently not eligible under the Food Business Investment Scheme.  

The maximum grant for an individual investment project is 40% of the total eligible cost with a maximum of £50,000 for any individual investment project. 

All projects supported through the scheme must make a contribution to the overarching Food Strategy Action Plan – Towards Sustainable Growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drink Industry 2010 -2020 with one or more of the following objectives:

  • promoting and developing a growing and vibrant food and drink sector in Wales 
  • continuing to develop a green image based on sustainable production methods 
  • further building resilience into the industry to withstand market changes 
  • driving improvements in food safety and security 
  • promoting technological innovation in both product and processes 
  • providing career opportunities at varying skill levels. 

Important: You must ensure you complete the appropriate application form for this window, please check the Window dates on the form. 

Further details on the application criteria can be obtained by reading the Guidance and supporting scheme documentation.

Scheme opening dates.


Information from Welsh Government