Rural Business Investment
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.