Grant aid for rural micro businesses of 50 per cent up to the value of £4,999 for the purchase of capital equipment to remain sustainable
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched the Rural Business Development Grant Scheme 2022. The scheme aims to provide grant funding to help rural micro businesses to sustain, develop and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant will provide capital assistance of 50 per cent up to the value of £4,999 for the purchase of capital equipment to help rural businesses remain sustainable and recover from the ongoing pandemic. The grant funding will also provide the opportunity for some businesses to increase innovation activity as well as the efficiency of their rural businesses.
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The scheme will be delivered by local councils on behalf of DAERA. Application forms, guidance notes and further advice and information will be available from your local council.
Only online applications will be accepted for this scheme. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 31 May 2022.