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GROW South Antrim opens new funding call

08 September 2017

Previous successful applicant, Mark Gilmore, Ecopart NI Ltd who received funding in January 2017 of £47,500, pictured with GROW Staff Emma Stubbs and Lynda Kennedy.  


GROW South Antrim is delighted to announce a new funding call opening under the Rural Basic Services Scheme.    With funding of up to £75,000 at a 75% grant rate, this is an opportunity not to be missed for rural communities who have identified a gap in Basic Service provision and wish to address it.  For example, the extension or creation of a health or community hub delivering multiple services.

Councillor Vera McWilliam, Chair of GROW South Antrim Local Action Group commented: “GROW South Antrim has been allocated a total budget of approximately £2.6 million and we are looking forward to seeing the impact this funding can have on those living within our rural communities who may currently face barriers when accessing basic services.  If you have a project idea, contact a member of the GROW South Antrim team to find out how your area can benefit from the Programme.”

INTERESTED? Register now to attend one of our pre-application workshops.  Workshops are a mandatory part of the application process and only those who have attended will be invited to submit an application under a closed call.  Workshops must be attended by a representative who has authority to sign on behalf of the organisation e.g. company director, Committee or Board Member and will be held as follows:




Thursday 28 September

10am - 12 noon

Mossley Mill

Monday 2 October

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Antrim Civic Centre

To register for a workshop, please contact the GROW South Antrim office T. 028 9448 1311 or E. [email protected]

Spaces at each workshop will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so register early to avoid disappointment.  The Rural Development Programme 2014- 2020 is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.