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Rural Business Investment

Derry and Strabane Rural Partneship

Budget: £2,586,000

The primary objective of the Rural Business Investment Scheme (RBIS) is to create new jobs - with funding targeted at micro, small and social enterprises engaged in non-agricultural activities.

The scheme is primarily for capital grants (e.g. equipment, construction) with a small level of resource funding available (e.g. marketing, training). 

In total, six calls were opened under the scheme between 2016 and 2019 with a deadline of 30th September 2019 to approve all grants.   The Partnership has now allocated £2.5 million to 55 rural businesses - supporting over 130 projected new jobs in the rural economy.  

You can find further information on this scheme by clicking on the links below:

You can also see a short film clip below on Oakfire Adventures who received funding to create a new zip trekking course over the River Faughan.



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