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Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced the opening of a £1m Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme.  This pilot Scheme will provide a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers.

The Programme is open for applications from Monday 17th May 2021.

  • Funding is available up to a maximum grant of £40,000.
  • The Scheme will target rural halls which have had limited previous investment, are under-utilised and restricted in usage.
  • A mandatory accredited ‘Managing your Space’ training programme will be an integral part of the Scheme.
  • Your project must be located in a rural area.

The Scheme will close at 3.00pm on Friday 11th June 2021.

Further information and applications can be found on the DAERA website

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