Aim: To provide support to new and existing not for profit community/voluntary organisations, social economy enterprises, strategic public bodies and local Council in order too:
Expand Basic Rural Services
Improve Access to Rural Services
Improve Quality of Life for Rural Dwellers
Promote Basic Rural Services
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What Funding is Available?
|Type of Support||Minimum Grant||Maximum Grant||Level of Support|
|Basic Services Capital Grant||£5,000||£75,000||75%|
|Technical Support & Bespoke Training||£500||£5,000||75%|
Please note: any technical support/ training will be deducted off maximum capital grant amount.
The following activities are eligible for support under this Scheme:
The following costs are not eligible for support under this Scheme:
NB: The list above is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if the project you are proposing is eligible, please contact the GROW office.
Pre Requisites for Funding Under This Scheme
at the time of application, applicants must:
Where the total project cost is greater than £10,000, Community/Voluntary groups must be registered as a Community Interest Company, Limited Liability Partnership or Company Limited by Guarantee. Where the total project cost is £10,000 or less, the Community/Voluntary group must have a constitution in place. In all cases, a lease must be in place to cover the duration of the project (1 year, 2 years etc).
N.B: This measure is not intended to replace the responsibility of other Government Departments or Agencies in defining what their basic services are or where a service has a low priority on their funding list, to top up the funding shortfall.