Mid Ulster to Benefit from £8m in Rural Development Funding
Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership
Local Action Group
Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership
will be holding funding workshops
prior to the next call for applications to the
Rural Business Investment Scheme
The next call for applications will be targeted at manufacturing and engineering businesses therefore these workshops are specifically for businesses operating within these sectors.
Workshops details: For full details please refer to flyer attached.
Wednesday 1st March, 9.30 am @ Quinns Corner, Dungannon
Wednesday 1st March, 6.30 pm @ Cookstown Enterprise Centre.
Tuesday 7th March, 9.30 am @ Cookstown Enterprise Centre.
Tuesday 7th March, 6.30 pm @ Magherafelt Council Offices.
Wednesday 8th March, 9.30 am @ Magherafelt Council Offices.
Wednesday 8th March, 6.30 pm @ Quinns Corner, Dungannon.
Attending a workshop is a mandatory requirement for making an application. To book a place on one of the workshops please call 028 8676 4714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the Rural Business Investment Scheme is available on www.midulsterrdp.org or to talk to member of staff please contact the office number above.
The individual(s) attending the workshop MUST be the business owner / director or someone with authority within the business to submit an application or sign a Letter of Offer.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current Letter of Offer recipient, targets for job creation will have to be met before the LAG would invite you to make an application to this call. Please contact a member of staff to discuss.
These workshops are for manufacturing and engineering businesses. If your project falls outside of these sectors, feel free to contact a member of staff to discuss.
Further workshops will be organised for projects outside engineering / manufacturing and these will be announced on the LAG website.
Eamon Gallogly - Rural Development Manager
Mid Ulster District Council - Tel: 028 867 64714 Mob:075 5337 3752.
A new Local Action Group for Mid Ulster has been formed - Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership that will take forward the delivery of Priority 6 funding under the new 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council and part-funded via the Department of Environment, Agriculture & Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership is responsible for delivering LEADER funding throughout Mid Ulster District Council under the 2014 – 2020 NI Rural Development Programme and is seeking applications for funding under 4 new Measures. At local level, funding will be used to encourage the economic development of rural Mid Ulster and will be delivered across a range of schemes.
The NI Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) is open to people who live in, or organisations which operate in, either the countryside or in settlements with a population of less than 5,000.
MURD Partnership has identified the following schemes within its local rural development strategy.
Click the links below to open the scheme sheet for further detail on each.
Current Programme Measures:
Rural Business Investment
Village Action Scheme
Rural Broadband Scheme
Attendance at a funding workshop - Anyone thinking about making an application must attend a funding workshop specific to the Scheme they are applying under. These will be advertised in both local press and on this website prior to the opening of a call for applications.
Match Funding - Evidence of match funding for the project must be demonstrated and provided with your application.
Planning Permission Approval - For projects requiring planning permission full approval must be granted and supplied with the application.
Quotations – Project costs must be supported with quotations for the equipment / infrastructure being applied for.
Business Plan - Private sector business must complete a business plan to submit with their application for funding.
New businesses will be required to complete the Regional Start Initiative before making an application.
Community / voluntary groups: will have to prepare a project plan to support their application.
Please note applications cannot be accepted unless all of the pre-requisites which apply to your project are met and supplied with your application.
Attendance at a funding workshop does not constitute an offer of funding.
The application process will be competitive and not every application will be funded.
We will keep you fully up-to-date with rural development issues and funding opportunities as they arise - Watch this space!
For further information on LEADER Rural Development funding and the application process, contact the Rural Development Team at Mid Ulster District Council on 028 8676 4714 or email email@example.com or Visit the Website: www.midulsterrdp.org
To book a place at one of the workshops, to talk to a member of staff about your project or any of the funding Measures available please contact MURD Partnership:
Tel: 028 8676 4714 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Visit the Website: www.midulsterrdp.org
Gortalowry House, 94 Church Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, BT80 8HX.