Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 Phase 3

Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme  2016 - Phase 3

 

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.

 

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.

 

The scheme is being delivered by the Rural Support Networks on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Application forms, guidance notes and further advice and information is available from the Rural Support Network in your council areadetails overleaf.

 

Key objectives

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 has been designed to:

o   Help rural community-led, voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation; and

o   Improve the lives of rural communities, and in particular the wellbeing of isolated individuals.

 

Projects must focus on one of the following three themes:

o   Modernisation  (of premises / assets)

o   Information Communication Technology (ICT)

o   Health and Wellbeing

 

 

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 will be open for applications from  Monday 5th September until 12 noon on Friday 30th September 2016.

 

For further information about the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 Phase 3, please contact the Rural Support Network for your council area.

 

Guidance Notes and Application Forms for the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 Phase 3 can be downloaded from your local Rural Support Network websites.

 

If you are unable to download the Guidance Notes and Application Form, hard copies are available by e-mailing or phoning the Rural Support Network in your council area.

 

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