Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2022

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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.

About the Scheme

Projects must clearly address an issue of rural poverty and/or social isolation; and applicants must provide a minimum of 15% match funding.

The scheme is being delivered by the Rural Support Networks on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Key objectives

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2022 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 themes:

  • Modernisation (of premises/assets)
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Energy Efficiency / Environmental Improvements.


Apply now

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2022 will close for applications on Friday 14 October 2022 at 12 noon.

For further information about the Scheme, contact the Rural Support Network for your council area.