Dates for Rural Business Investment Scheme Funding Workshops January 2019

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LAG Board member Anthony McGarvey (right) with Ian Eccles and Claire Eccles , owners of Alpha 1 Dog Hotel. The company received £30,000.00 to assist with the construction of Dog Hotel.
Over 60 businesses in the Causeway Coast and Glens area have already been approved for grant funding through the Rural Business Investment Scheme, with over £1.1million committed to projects that will help rural businesses prosper. 

Funding Workshop dates have now been set for the Call 8 of the Rural Business Investment Scheme, which will open for application in February 2019

All applicants who intend to apply must attend a MANDATORY Pre-Application Funding Workshop.  Dates are as follows:


Start Time


Monday 21st January 2019 10.30am Council Offices, 7 Connell Street,     Limavady
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 2.30pm Council Offices, Sheskburn House, Ballycastle
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 6.00pm Ballymoney Town Hall
Thursday 24th January 2019  7.00pm Council Offices, Cloonavin, Coleraine

You must attend one of the above dates to be eligible to apply in February 2019.

What will be covered in the Workshop?
Steps in preparing to submit an application to the Rural Business Investment Scheme in February 2019. Full attendance of a session is mandatory if you intend to apply.

Next steps?

Step 1- Call us immediately on 028 7034 7016 or e-mail   to request an Expression of Interest form.
Step 2- Complete the Expression of Interest and return as soon as possible. If eligible to apply you will be registered to attend a Funding Workshop.
If you do not attend one of the above workshops and submit an application your application will be deemed ineligible.

Workshop participants must be an owner, partner or director of the business applying. Consultants working for an applicant cannot attend on behalf of the applicant but can accompany an applicant.

Only one application per applicant per call is permitted

Attendance at a Pre-Application Workshop does not guarantee an offer of funding.

Application to the scheme is a competitive process and subject to the availability of funding.

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