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Rural Business Investment Scheme: Funding Workshops June 2018

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LAG Board Chair Anthony McGarvey pictured with Stuart McAleese owner of McAleese Civil Engineering LTD. Stuart’s successful application to the NI Rural Development Programme allowed him to avail of a grant worth £18,872.50 to help purchase GPS and Robotics Equipment.








The Rural Business Investment Scheme opens for applications in July 2018 as part of the NI Rural Development Programme.

Over 40 businesses in the Causeway Coast and Glens area have already been approved for grant funding through the Rural Business Investment Scheme, with over £1.6million committed to projects that will help rural businesses prosper.

All applicants who intend to apply to this call must attend a MANDATORY Pre-Application Funding Workshop.

                      Dates are as follows

 *You must attend one of the above dates to be eligible to apply in July 2018.

Full attendance of a session is mandatory if you intend to apply.



Steps in preparing to submit an application to the Rural Business Investment Scheme in July 2018.


Next Steps?

Step 1- Call us immediately on 028 7034 7016 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.



Workshop participants must be a director of the applicant organisation or owner of the business. Consultants working for an applicant cannot attend on behalf of the business but can attend with the applicant.  Attendance at a Pre-Application Workshop does not guarantee an offer of funding

Only one application per business per call is permitted.

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

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If you would like further information, please contact us