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Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme

Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme

This grant will allow bands based in rural areas across Northern Ireland to buy musical instruments if successful.

Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2017
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{b048b5b7cf13754459aab69408df3eab326982805079f798ace4e01b25424cbb} 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 area, details overleaf.
Key objectives
The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2017 (RMCGS 2017) has been designed to:
 Help rural community-led, voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation; and
 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 RMCGS 2017 will be open for applications from
Monday 4th September until 4PM on Friday 29th September 2017.
List of rural networks that cover your council area.
Antrim & Newtownabbey and Mid & East Antrim
South Antrim Community Network (SACN)
https://en-gb.facebook.com/South-Antrim-Community…/
Tel: 028 9447 8645
e-mail: wendy@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org
North Antrim Community Network (NACN)
http://www.nacn.org/
Tel: 028 2177 2100 e-mail: grants@nacn.org
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
The Armagh, Down and Antrim Network (TADA)
http://www.tadaruralsupportnetwork.com/
Tel: 028 3839 8888 e-mail: info@tadarsn.com
Causeway Coast and Glens
North Antrim Community Network (NACN)
http://www.nacn.org/
Tel: 028 2177 2100 e-mail: grants@nacn.org
Derry and Strabane
Rural Area Partnership in Derry (RAPID)
http://www.rapidni.com/
Tel: 028 7133 7149 e-mail: philip@rapidni.com
Dennett Interchange
Tel: (028) 71 397990
e-mail: dennettinterchange@gmail.com
Fermanagh and Omagh
Fermanagh Rural Community Network (FRCN)
www.fermanaghrcn.org
Tel: 028 6632 7006 e-mail: info@fermanaghrcn.com
Omagh Forum for Rural Associations (OFRA)
www.omaghforum.org
Tel: 028 8825 1559 e-mail: info@omaghforum.org
Mid Ulster
Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN)
www.cwsan.org
Tel: 028 8773 8845 e-mail: microgrants@cwsan.org
Community Organisation of South Tyrone and Area (COSTA)
www.costaruralsupportnetwork.org
Tel: 028 8555 6880 e-mail: info.costa@btconnect.com
Newry, Mourne & Down, North Down & Ards and Lisburn & Castlereagh County Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN)
www.countydownruralcommunitynetwork.com
Tel: 028 4461 2311 e-mail: info@countydownrcn.com