Rural Business Investment Scheme - Derry City & Strabane District Council


Capital grants for non-agricultural micro, small and social enterprises in rural areas of Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Eligibility criteria: 

Companies must be non-agricultural/non-food businesses (some other exclusions – contact for further details). Potential applicants must attend a mandatory pre-funding workshop and be ‘investment ready’ (for example, have a business plan, planning permission, match funding and quotations/tenders in place for capital grants before applying).

Additional information: 

Support includes

  • capital grants with resource funds for marketing and bespoke training
  • 50 per cent funding and grants between £500 and £90,000 are provided depending on activity and size of business
  • marketing grants from £500 - £5,000 (up to £10,000 for e-commerce)
Support organisation: 
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Emma McGill/ Linda White
028 7125 3253