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Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2024/2025 Open for Applications 

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme (RMCGS) is now open for applications.

Capital grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available to rural community and voluntary organisations and Social Economy Enterprises for projects tackling local issues of poverty and / or social isolation, provided evidence from their application, constitution and accounts proves they meet all the criteria.

Projects must focus on one of the following themes:

  • Modernisation (of premises / assets).
  • Information Communication Technology.
  • Health and Wellbeing.
  • Energy Efficiency / Environmental Improvements.

Applicants to the Scheme can apply for a minimum grant of £500 up to a maximum grant of £2,000, with a minimum of 15% match funding required from those organisations applying. The scheme is being delivered by Rural Support Networks on behalf of DAERA.

Applicants can apply using the following link;

The Scheme closes for applications 12pm (midday) on Monday 8 July 2024.

For further information on the 2024/2025 Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme please contact the Rural Support Network in your local council area –  https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/rural-support-network-contact-details.

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Maurice Bradley