Seeley welcomes rural funding boost

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Sinn Féin’s election candidate Catherine Seeley has welcomed the announcement of a new funding programme specifically designed to improve the lives of those living in rural communities.

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Programme will be delivered by local Rural Support Networks on behalf of DARD.

The Programme will be open for applications from Monday 13 April 2015 until noon on Friday 22 May 2015. Grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to constituted rural community organisations for equipment and minor capital works.

Ms Seeley said, “By targeting rural community groups, this Programme can directly contribute to reducing isolation and poverty in rural areas, while at the same time strengthening community links and promoting health and wellbeing.”

The Upper Bann candidate added, “I encourage rural community groups to contact their local Rural Support Network or visit the DARD website for more information on the Programme and advice on how to apply.”