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Measure 3.5

The call for applications under Measure 3.5 (Village Renewal and Development Phase III: Implementing Village Actions) closed on Monday 17 December 2012.



Strategic Projects

Measures 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 & 3.6

Call for applications for Strategic Projects where the grant requirement is > £250,000 but less than £1 million under Measures 3.3 (Tourism Activities), 3.4 (Basic Services), 3.5 (Village Renewal) & 3.6 (Rural Heritage) has now closed.

About ARC North West

ARC North West is the delivery mechanism for Axis 3 & 4 of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (NIRDP) 2007-2013 which comprises the Council areas of Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council, Omagh District Council and Strabane District Council.

The Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

At the local level the Programme is strategically delivered by a Statutory Joint Committee representing all four Councils and implemented by a Local Action Group ...more

Rural Insight Issue 2

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How to apply

Anyone wishing to apply for funding to Axis 3 of the Rural Development Programme should note that there are 2 PARTS to the application process.

Part 1) Application Form

An on-line application must be completed via  If you do not have access to the internet and/or you experience difficulty accessing this form and/or submitting your online application, a paper copy can be requested from the ARC North West office. Completed paper copies (signed and dated) must be returned to the ARC North West office. Please note faxed or emailed copies WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The Guidance notes which accompany the application form are available to download by going to the Application & Guidance section of this website. Applicants are advised to print these Guidance Notes.

The application form will allow staff to collect essential project details and to carry out an eligibility check.

All project details and information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Part 2) Supplementary information/documentation

As well as submitting an application form interested parties MUST provide supplementary information/documentation in support of their application by the closing date. For more information please see Axis 3 Supplementary Documentation to support application for further Guidance and a Checklist of the mandatory information/ documentation required....more