Could Your Group Use A Rural Micro Grant ?


Funding Opportunity for Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2019.

Open for applications from Monday 2nd September 2019closes at 4.00 pm on Friday 27th September 2019.

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

Community and voluntary groups can apply for a rural micro grant now – closing date is Monday 27th September at 4pm.

Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation. 

The total project cost must not exceed £3,000.  Projects must clearly address an issue of rural poverty and/or social isolation and applicants must provide a minimum of 15% match funding.

🔹Key objectives.

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2019 has been designed to:

  • Help rural community-led voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation.
  • Improve the lives of rural communities, and in particular the wellbeing of isolated individuals.

Projects must focus on one of the following three themes:
– Modernisation (of premises / assets).
– Information Communication Technology (ICT).
– Health and Wellbeing.