30th June, 2021

New Rural Development Grant!

by David Knox

The Rural Business Development Grant Scheme aims to support the sustainability, survival and development of micro rural businesses across Northern Ireland by providing a small capital grant for the business.

This scheme is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), and  provides funding of up to 50% of costs for new equipment up to a maximum of £4,999. The minimum grant awarded will be £500. The total cost of the capital project must be a minimum of £1,000 and must not exceed £20,000. Applicants must provide the remaining match funding towards the project.

The scheme opens for applications on Thursday 1 July 2021 and closes at 12noon Friday 30 July 2021.

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