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

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.

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2019 is now open for applications until 4pm on Friday 27th September 2019.

The scheme is being delivered by Omagh Forum for Rural Associations through the South West Rural Community Development Service on behalf of DAERA in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area.

Our information sessions are:

Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place, Enniskillen. 7.30pm Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Ave., Omagh. 7.30pm Thursday 5th September 2019

ARC HLC, 116/122 Sallys Wood, Irvinestown. 10.30am Monday 9th September 2019

Milestone Centre, Quarry Road, Carrickmore. 7.30pm Monday 9th September 2019

Castle Park Centre, 1 Killypaddy Road, Lisnaskea. 7.30pm Thursday 12th September 2019

Please register by ringing us at 82 251559 or email These workshops are not mandatory, rather for your information before applying for grant aid.

RMCGS 2019 – Application Form

RMCGS 2019 – Guidance Notes for Applicants

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