Downpatrick Office 02844612311 / Newtownards Office 02891828884

Micro Capital grants between £500 and £2,000 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation, and / or implementing energy efficiency measures / environmental improvements. Projects must focus on one of the following four themes:

  • Modernistaion (of building(s) / assets).
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Health and Wellbeing.
  • Energy Efficiency / Environment Improvement.

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme can offer grant aid from 50% up to 85% of the total eligible cost of your project.

This Scheme is open for applications from 14 June 2024 until 08 July 2024.

Pre-application workshops will be held online to help you make your application.

  • 2pm Thursday 20th June
  • 7pm Tuesday 25th June

Email to register your place and get your Zoom link for these workshops.

Please remember, this is an online application only.
If you are ready to get started on your online application:

Select “LOGIN” and then Select “NI Direct” to sign in (with your existing NI Direct email and password) or set up your NI Direct account for your community group (Make sure you keep a note of those login details)

Remember!  You will need to upload TWO quotations for each item you wish to purchase (MUST be like for like or exact same specifications for each item)

Contact your local CDRCN Team member for further assistance

Tel:      028 4461 2311

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