Information for Rural Businesses from the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020MA

Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (NIRDP) 2014-2020

Interested in applying for funding?

The Fermanagh and Omagh Local Action Group (LAG) Ltd will administer the Rural Business Investment Scheme by delivering funding under the following themes:

  • Theme 1 – Rural Business: Growth – Support for Traditional Industries including Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and related services
  • Theme 2 – Rural Business: Innovation – Support for IT, Creative Industries, Specialist Health and Wellbeing and Service Provision; and
  • Theme 3 – Rural Business: Tourism – Support for Activity Based Tourism, Tourism and Craft Production, Accommodation enhancements and support infrastructure

The LAG will be hosting 5 MANDATORY Funding Workshops across the District Council area for THEME 2 ONLY. Workshops will be held as follows:

  • Bawnacre Centre, Irvinetown at 7.00pm on Tuesday 18th October 2016
  • Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea at 7.00pm on Monday 24th October 2016
  • Ecclesville Centre, Fintona at 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th October 2016
  • Milestone Centre, Carrickmore at 7.00pm on Thursday 27th October 2016
  • Belcoo Community Centre, Belcoo at 7.00pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Tea/Coffee served at 7.00pm with events commencing at 7.30pm sharp

If you are interested in applying for funding under THEME 2 then attendance at one of the workshop is the only entry point. Please note that attendance also includes the requirement to complete an Expression of Interest form on the night (outlining brief details on the proposed project you are seeking funding for including anticipated costs). Failure of the business owner/Director to attend a workshop will result in you being ineligible to apply under this call for applications. Please note Funding Workshops for THEME 3 will be held at a later date.

Should you wish to speak to a member of staff for further details about the Funding Workshops or the Programme you can do so by contacting Fermanagh and Omagh Local Action Group (LAG) Ltd, 1 Market Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1EE Tel: 028 8225 0202.

Please note: This is a competitive programme.  Attendance at a Mandatory Funding Workshop or receipt of an invitation to submit an application for financial assistance having attended a Funding Workshop does not indicate that your application/the project will be awarded financial assistance.


Information for Rural Businesses from the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020MA