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Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 – Phase 3

Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme  2016 – Phase 3

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.

Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation.

The total project cost must not exceed £3,000

Projects must clearly address an issue of rural poverty and / or social isolation and applicants must provide a minimum of 15% match funding.

The scheme is being delivered by the Rural Support Networks on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Application forms, guidance notes and further advice and information is available from the Rural Support Network in your council area, details overleaf.

Key objectives

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 has been designed to:

o   Help rural community-led, voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation; and

o   Improve the lives of rural communities, and in particular the wellbeing of isolated individuals.

Projects must focus on one of the following three themes:

o   Modernisation  (of premises / assets)

o   Information Communication Technology (ICT)

o   Health and Wellbeing

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 will be open for applications from  Monday 5th September until 12 noon on Friday 30th September 2016.

For further information about the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 Phase 3, please contact the Rural Support Network for your council area.

Guidance Notes and Application Forms for the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 Phase 3 can be downloaded from your local Rural Support Network websites.

If you are unable to download the Guidance Notes and Application Form, hard copies are available by e-mailing or phoning the Rural Support Network in your council area.

Council Area Rural Support Network
Antrim & Newtownabbey and

Mid & East Antrim

 

South Antrim Community Network (SACN)

https://www.facebook.com/South-Antrim-Community-Network-120614424769642/

 

Tel: 028 9447 8645

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

 

The Armagh, Down and Antrim Network (TADA)

www.tadarsn.com

Tel: 028 3839 8888

Causeway Coast and Glens

 

North Antrim Community Network (NACN)

www.nacn.org

Tel: 028 2177 2100

Derry and Strabane

 

Rural Area Partnership in Derry (RAPID)

www.rapidni.com

Tel: 028 7133 7149

Fermanagh and Omagh

 

Fermanagh Rural Community Network (FRCN)

www.fermanaghrcn.org

Tel: 028 6632 7006

Mid Ulster

 

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN)

www.cwsan.org

Tel: 028 8773 8845

Newry, Mourne & Down;

North Down & Ards and

Lisburn & Castlereagh

County Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN)

www.countydownruralcommunitynetwork.com

Tel: 028 4461 2311

The Closing Date for Applications is 12 Noon Friday 30 September 2016

Information on the scheme is also available on the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs website.