Rural Revitalise Fund

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The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in many businesses in our local towns having to stop trading and rely on the various Covid-19 emergency support schemes to survive. As we move into the recovery stage, it is anticipated that restrictions will be lifted gradually, enabling many businesses to commence trading. The new operating environment is presenting many challenges for our local business community. Central Government has made available £100,000 to help with the revitalisation of properties within the rural commercial areas in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough. This grant is now open and being offered to those businesses trading in the main retail hub of the 10 largest rural towns/villages within the Borough. 

Council welcomes applications from local business in the following rural boundary areas (they reflect rural settlements with a population of over 1,000) in the Borough. 

  • Dungiven                
  • Kilrea 
  • Ballykelly 
  • Greysteel 
  • Cloughmills 
  • Bushmills 
  • Castlerock 
  • Cushendall 
  • Garvagh 
  • Rasharkin

The grant is aimed at maximising the visual impact of shopfronts to help encourage shoppers back into the areas identified. You may find it helpful to discuss your application with project officer before you submit: Jan O’Neill Email. Tel. 07525 906 925 

Please see below detailed Guidance Notes detailing what can be funded etc.

Businesses can apply for a grant of 100% of project costs, maximum award being £2,500.  Please note that all works must be completed and invoiced no later than 31st March 2021.  

To apply for the Rural Revitalise Fund please follow the link

The fund will close on Wednesday 24th February 2021 @ 12 noon.

Rural Revitalise Fund Guidance Notes