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Potential Applicants

To be eligible to apply to the Causeway Coast and Glens LAG for funding under the new Rural Development Programme, you must meet the following criteria:

         Live in a rural area in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough,
         Have a full Business Plan developed,
         Have full planning permission (if required).

View a short leaflet providing further information on the programme, who can apply, what you need to apply and the minimum and maximum grant rates.

This section also has a Rural Business Investment Toolkit – this will help you to find out if you are ready to consider an application to this programme.


Programme Information leaflet

Please click here for a short leaflet provided to give further information on the progamme, who can apply, what you need to apply, minimum and maximum grant rates and the application process. 

Expression of Interest Form

Completing an Expression of Interest form (EoI) will help us to provide feedback on your project idea prior to starting an application.  You can download the relevant EoI for each scheme below. Your future application will not be held to any of the details provided in an Expression of Interest form, and more than one can be submitted.  Once completed please return to and a member of the admin unit will advise if your project/idea is eligible under this programme. 

Rural Business Investment Scheme EoI                                                       Rural Basis Services Scheme EoI

Preparing for Rural Business Investment Scheme


Click here for a quick and simple tool designed to help you think about the requirements of the scheme.


Preparing for Rural Development Programme Investment - Community Voluntary Readiness

Click here for a quick and simple tool designed to help the community, voluntary and not for profit sector think about the requirements of Rural Development Programme. 


Frequently Asked Questions ?

Click here for the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about Causeway Coast and Glens LAG and the Rural Development Programme. 


Top Tips for Completing an Application

How do I apply to the programme and what are the next steps?

How do I apply to the Community Schemes?

Rural Business Investment Scheme - Capital v Resource Project

How do I prepare my Business Plan?

What makes a good business plan

Planning Application Tips

Applicant Procurement Procedures

Procurement Tips

Quotation & Tender Checklist

Top 5 documents - 5 most important documents that must be submitted with an Application!



Further guidance

Application forms, further guidance and call dates will be available in the near future - please check back for further details.

If you are interested in finding out more, please call the Rural Development Programme staff on 028 7034 7034 to add your details to our mailing list.

Contact Us

If you would like further information, please contact us