Rural Business Development Grant

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The Rural Business Development Grant Scheme is currently closed.  It is anticipated that this will be in Autumn/Winter 2023.


 The guidance notes below, may change for any future rounds of RBDS funding.  They remain here as guidance only. 

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 The Rural Business Development Grant

The Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme’s (TRPSI) Rural Business Development Grant Scheme aims to support the sustainability, survival and development of rural micro businesses across Northern Ireland by providing a small capital grant for the business. The TRPSI Programme is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, and this grant Programme is administered and managed by local Councils. 

Level of Grant Aid

The Scheme can provide funding of up to 50% of costs for capital items 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. This is a competitive process and all grants awarded will be determined on the basis of merit. 

How to Apply

To apply for any of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils grants please apply online here





Rural Business Development Grant 2022 Guidance Notes