Funded by DAERA, this Scheme is administered through local councils. It can provide funding of up to 50% of costs for capital items up to a maximum of £4,999. The minimum grant awarded will be £500. The total cost of the capital project must be a minimum of £1,000 and must not exceed £20,000. Applicants must provide the remaining match funding towards the project.

This is a competitive process and all grants awarded will be determined on the base of merit.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Friday 30 July 2021, application form and supporting documentation should be emailed to

This scheme accepts application and claim documentation in electronic form only. You must use the same email address throughout the process for submitting your application and any Letter of Offer and claim documentation.

Application Form and Guidance notes can be found on the Council’s website

Information Workshops will be held early July, for more information and to book a place, please email

PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants who have received financial assistance from the Rural Business Development Grant Scheme in 2019-20 or 2020-21 are not eligible to apply.