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County Down Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2019

Funding & Grants 02-Sep-2019 - 27-Sep-2019

The scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs tackling rural poverty and social isolation programme.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 4pm

Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation. The total project cost must not exceed £3,000. Projects must clearly address an issue of rural poverty and/or social isolation and applicants must provide a minimum of 15% match funding. Key objectivesThe Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2019 has been designed to:Help rural community-led voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation.Improve the lives of rural communities, and in particular the wellbeing of isolated individuals. Projects must focus on one of the following three themes:

Modernisation (of premises / assets).

Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Health and Wellbeing.

The scheme is being delivered by County Down Rural Community  in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council/Ards & North Down Council/Lisburn & Castlereagh council area, County Down Rural Community Network is delivering this Scheme on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.


‘CDRCN 'Open Door Day’Thursday 5th September 2019 

Ards Office 

Ards Network Centre 

43-45 Frances Street 


BT23 7DX 


Telephone Number: 028 91828884 

Email: frances@countydownrcn.com 




Thursday 19th September 2019
at Ballymote Centre 

Killough Road 


BT30 6PY


To book your slot Tel: 028 4461 2311 or email: mary@countydownrcn.com

Pre-booking a time slot in advance is essential 
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