Funding Workshops Re-Scheduled: Urgent Notice


Due to the adverse weather conditions, the Mourne Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership Mandatory Pre-application workshops scheduled for Downshire Arms, Hilltown (1 March) and Kilmorey Arms, Kilkeel (2 March) had to be postponed.

Rescheduled workshop dates are as follows:
Rescheduled Dates
Commencing at:

8 March 2018
The Downshire Arms
Main Street
BT34 5UH

10am Or 7pm

 9 March 2018

Kilmorey Arms Hotel
41-45 Greencastle Road
BT34 4BH
10am Or 7pm

At the workshops information will be presented on:

*  An overview of the programme

*  Eligibility criteria

*  The application process

There will also be an opportunity to speak with a member of staff on a one-to-one basis. Further information on the application process will be presented during the sessions.


*  Attendance at one of the above Mandatory Pre-Application Workshop is essential.  
Workshops must be attended by a representative that has authority to sign documents on behalf of the organisation e.g. business owner / company director or office bearer – you cannot send someone on your behalf.

Please register by calling 0300 013 2233 extension 2506.

Or alternatively, you can email: and provide the following information: Name, Organisation, Address, Telephone Number, Email address, Scheme of Interest, AM or PM workshop, any Specific Requirements.

Rural Business Investment

Type of Expenditure Min Grant per project application Max Grant per project application Level of support
Capital Grant
New micro business
£5,000 £30,000 Up to 50%
Capital Grant
Existing micro business
£5,000 £50,000 Up to 50%
Capital Grant
Existing Small Business
£5,000 £90,000 Up to 50%

Rural Basic Services

Type of Expenditure Min Grant rate £ Max Grant rate £ Level of support
Capital Grant
(Community buildings which provides a range of services, e.g. children / young people and the elderly)
£5,000 £500,000 Up to 75%

Updated guidance notes or further information can be found on the MGL website: