Slieve Gullion area Councillor Terry Hearty has said that the forthcoming series of Mandatory Pre-Application Workshops in relation to the ‘Rural Business Investment Scheme’ are vital to anyone who is interested in pursuing funding.

Tí Chulainn In Mullaghbawn will host one February 13. The Workshop times are 10am and 7pm sharp”.

Cllr Hearty explained “Mourne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership will be holding a series of Mandatory Pre-Application Workshops across the district for potential applicants who wish to apply for funding under it’s “Rural Business Investment” scheme.

The Councillor continued “The Rural Business Investment Scheme aims to provide investment support for the creation and development of micro and small enterprises (including farm diversification and private tourism businesses) in rural areas. All towns/villages are eligible with the exception of those located within the town/city boundary of Newry/Downpatrick”.

Concluding the south Armagh Councillor said,

“I believe that these Workshops are vital to attend for those seeking information about the funding stream and the application process. Pre-registration is essential.

Please register by calling 0300 013 2233 extension 2506. Or alternatively you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the following information: name, organisation, address, telephone number, email address, AM or PM workshop, any specific requirements.

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