Rural Development Programme funding for Service Improvement in Rural Mid Ulster

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Rural Services Scheme – Mandatory Pre Application Workshops

Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership, through its Rural Services Scheme, is seeking to support projects which explore new and innovative ways of delivering multiple services to those living in rural areas of Mid Ulster District Council.

This Scheme will provide capital funding to new or existing community buildings or other facilities to serve as community hubs in order to improve and/or expand the range of services they provide.

The Scheme is open to the community/voluntary sector (inc Social Economy Enterprises where the project is a non-economic activity) Local Council, Strategic Public Bodies, or a partnership of Council and community/voluntary/private sectors where Council is the grant recipient.

Attendance at a pre application funding workshop is mandatory for all

groups/organisations intending to make an application for capital support. Workshop dates are as follows:

Date Venue and time

Thursday 7th December      6:30 pm - Mid Ulster Council, Cookstown Office

Monday 11th December       9:30 am - Mid Ulster Council, Magherafelt Office

                                             6:30 pm - Mid Ulster Council, Dungannon Office

Wednesday 13th December  9:30 am - Mid Ulster Council, Cookstown Office

                                               6:30 pm - Mid Ulster Council, Dungannon Office

Tuesday 19th December       6:30 pm - Mid Ulster Council, Magherafelt Office

All workshops will commence promptly at the specified times. All those planning to attendmust book in advance. To book a place or to talk to a member of staff about the RuralServices Scheme please telephone: 028 8676 4714 or e-mail:

PLEASE NOTE: The person(s) attending the pre-application workshop must be an Office Bearer of the organisation e.g. the Chair, Secretary, Committee Member of the organisation, Trustee(s) or a person acting on behalf of the organisation provided that they have been previously authorised to do so by the organisation - evidence of approval must be available.

Attendance at the funding workshop does not constitute an offer of funding. The application process will be competitive and not every application will be funded.