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GROW South Antrim Announce opening of new funding call

21 November 2018

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 announces a new funding call opening under the Rural Basic Services Scheme. This application call will be for technical assistance projects only and is open to eligible rural based community groups and organisations, in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough. 

This is an important opportunity for rural groups who are at the early stages of planning for a potential capital project. For example, the extension or creation of a health or community hub delivering multiple services, but need to complete a feasibility study or equivalent to establish a business case and consult with beneficiaries.

Chair of GROW South Antrim Local Action Group, Councillor Vera McWilliam, commented: “GROW South Antrim is delighted to be able to offer this support to rural community groups who are thinking of embarking on future capital projects but need to carry out the necessary groundwork to get started.  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 the pre-application workshop.  The workshop is a mandatory part of the application process and only those who have attended will be invited to submit an application under a closed call.  The workshop 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:




Tuesday 4 December

7.00pm – 8.30pm

Mossley Mill

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

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.