Downpatrick Office 02844612311 / Newtownards Office 02891828884

The Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2021 is NOW OPEN!

Opens for applications from Friday 01 October and closes at 12noon on Friday 22 October 2021.

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.   The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2021 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.

Micro Capital grants between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation. Projects must focus on one of the following three themes:

  • Modernisation (of building(s) / assets)
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Health and Wellbeing

The total project cost must not exceed £3,000 and applicants must provide a minimum of 15% match funding.

This year the grant application process is going online.  You can access guidance notes and apply to the scheme by clicking:

To assist you prior to your online application, we strongly recommend you attend one of our pre-application information workshops via Zoom:

Tuesday 05 October 2021 @ 3.30pm
Meeting ID: 818 0780 7798   /  Passcode: 534846

Tuesday 12 October 2021 @10am
Meeting ID: 857 7862 4216 /  Passcode: 625049

Tuesday 12 October 2021 @7pm
Meeting ID: 856 5726 4935  /  Passcode: 443495

For help or assistance, telephone 028 4461 2311 or email

Click for further information, and to apply to the scheme:

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