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Capital grants up to a maximum of 50% grant rate are available to existing micro enterprises based in a rural area to support them to recover, sustain or grow through DAERA’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Programme. The scheme is open for applications between 3 August 2020 and 12noon on 11 September 2020. Grant aid of between £500 – £4,999 is available for projects costing up to £20,000.

This is great support to create or upgrade your website to an E-commerce website. It can be used for example to

  • Sell your products or services
  • Create courses to promote and sell online
  • For Online Appointments with payment

Talk to me today on 07749407634 or email patricia@thewebclub.ie about how we can help you.

What can I apply for?
Grant aid is available for a range of capital items to help your business recover, become sustainable or to grow and diversify. Eligible items include:

  • Computer equipment and software
  • E-commerce websites
  • New equipment/ machinery
  • Capital costs to facilitate health and safety changes to working practices and alterations to premises needed due to COVID 19 restrictions.
  • Building works to bring an area of a building back into economic use or improve/change the use of the building.

Further details on what is eligible and not eligible is available in the guidance notes.

Is my Business in a Rural Area?
Rural areas are those areas with less than 5,000 residents and outside of designated urban areas. The scheme cannot support businesses based in urban towns. If you’re unsure if your business location is eligible, contact your local council area.

How do I apply?

How can I find out about the Grant funding?
To find out more about the scheme, the application, assessment and claims process, you should read the application guidance notes here then contact your local council area below.

Derry City and Strabane District Council: Contact e-mail catherine.collins@derrystrabane.com or telephone 02871 253 253 ext 4265 or 07525708399.

Fermanagh Omagh District Council Area: Contact Economic Development Team about your project on Tel: 0300 303 1777 or Email: businesssupport@fermanaghomagh.com

Causeway Coast & Glens Council:  Tel: 07976 510924 or Email: bridget.mccaughan@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

If you would like to apply for support to create or upgrade your website to an E-commerce website (for booking appointments, selling products or services or courses…) then talk to me today on 07749407634 or email patricia@thewebclub.ie and I can help.