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Boost your Small Rural Business with a Grant of up to £4,999

Are you a small business in a rural area of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area?  If so, you may be eligible for funding under a new Rural Business Development Grant Pilot Scheme.  Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council is currently open for applications for grants of up to £4,999 through the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs’ Tackling Rural Poverty & Social Isolation (TRPSI) Programme.  
 

Are you a small business in a rural area of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area?  If so, you may be eligible for funding under a new Rural Business Development Grant Pilot Scheme.  Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council is currently open for applications for grants of up to £4,999 through the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs’ Tackling Rural Poverty & Social Isolation (TRPSI) Programme.  

The scheme is open to existing businesses with less than 10 full-time employees for capital items between 18 November 2019 and 12noon on 18 December 2019. The grants are at a maximum of 50% grant rate, up to £4,999.  Capital items include, for example, equipment, machinery, computers and software, or building works if you have planning permission and own your property or have a long-term lease.  

Your project can cost up to £20,000 with a maximum grant of £4,999 and a minimum grant of £500.  Your business must be already actively trading and in a rural part of the Borough; if you’re not sure if where you are based is within the rural area, just contact us and we’ll be able to help or attend one of our workshops to talk through your project.  
 
Date Time  Venue
Thursday 21 November 10am-11am Antrim Civic Centre
Thursday 28 November   7pm-8pm  Mossley Mill

Does your business fit the bill?  Then get in touch with us!  We might be able to boost your business with the funding it needs to grow and develop.

More detailed information on eligibility criteria and how to apply is available at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/business/support-for-businesses 

For further information on the Rural Business Development Grant Pilot Scheme, or to register for a workshop, contact the Economic Development team on T. 028 9448 1311, or E. grow@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk 

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