Funding

Funding is available through the following schemes;

Rural Business
Investment Scheme

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This scheme will provide investment support for the creation and development of micro and small enterprises (including farm diversification and private tourism business) in rural areas. The primary objective of this scheme is to create jobs.

For further information on the scheme including intervention rates:

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Rural Basic Services Scheme

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This scheme will support capital investments which will provide access to basic services or improvements in social infrastructure (including activities to reduce isolation and / or poverty) to improve the welfare and access to basic services of those living in rural areas and which are an integral part of, and in line with, the Council Community Plan and emerging priorities.

For further information on the scheme including intervention rates:

Village Renewal Scheme

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This scheme will provide financial support for the drafting of integrated village plans, and for the renewal of rural villages through prioritises outlined in existing village plans. The scheme will build on the overarching fabric of a village / town integrating with other funding from other government departments and agencies. It also aims to address rural dereliction and prioritises reuse of existing derelict buildings, particularly to provide community infrastructure.

For further information on the scheme including intervention rates:

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Rural Broadband Scheme

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This scheme will provide financial support to fill the gap for rural dwellers who cannot avail of broadband and will help address the very rural ‘not spots’ that are not within the scope of any other government initiatives. Funding will be limited to small broadband infrastructure schemes that will involve innovative community led solutions for local access.

For further information on the scheme including intervention rates: