Rural Business Development Grants Scheme

Posted on: April 28, 2022 2:15 pm

Strong website design is vital for success. Maintaining an online presence is without a doubt the most important presence any organisation can have in the modern day. We live in a fast-paced, no-nonsense society, where positive first impressions are crucial.

Before we even consider purchasing a product or service, we conduct research online, navigating websites, comparing options and ensuring our purchase decision is the right one. The online world has never been more competitive and the only way to remain consistent and relevant in success is to evolve, grow and transform your position in the market.

Rural Business Development Grants Scheme

At Kaizen Brand Evolution, we have extensive experience working with both large businesses and micro businesses, locally and internationally.

The Mid Ulster District Council is taking an innovative stance to help micro businesses within rural areas to evolve and advance their success.

Do you operate a micro business with less than 10 employees in a rural area with a population of less than 5,000 residents? If so, you could be eligible to apply for funding under the Rural Business Development Grant Scheme.

Innovatively, this scheme strives to support the sustainability, recovery and development of micro rural businesses across Northern Ireland by providing a small capital grant for the business. Funding for this Scheme is provided through the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

You can apply for a Rural Business Development Grant if:

  • You are an existing, registered private Business or Social Economy Enterprise that is actively trading commercially.
  • The business has not previously applied for and received funding under the TRPSI Rural Business Development Grants Scheme in 2021.
  • Your business currently employs less than 10 full-time equivalent employees.

What you can apply for:

  • Computer equipment, e.g., computer, laptop, printer.
  • Computer software
  • E-commerce Websites to allow online purchase capabilities
  • New equipment/ machinery
  • Mobile machinery
  • Covid-19 business recovery equipment

Level of support offered:

Capital grants are offered at 50% of eligible expenditure up to a maximum of £4,999.  The minimum grant level that can be applied for is £500, which means the minimum total project cost must be £1,000.  The maximum total project costs must not exceed £20,000.

How can Kaizen Brand Evolution help?

At Kaizen Brand Evolution, we strive for success. Our values and goals synchronise beautifully with the ambitions of the Rural Business Development Grants Scheme. We proudly strive to evolve brands, showcasing their innovative qualities through unique opportunities and experiences.

Kaizen Brand Evolution would be delighted to discuss an e-commerce website project with local businesses who qualify for this scheme.

E-commerce Websites

Kaizen Brand Evolution are experienced experts in delivering inspiring e-commerce websites for both large and micro businesses universally. We endeavour to develop your online presence and deliver results for those seeking success through growing their business presence online. 

Our skilled professionals recognise first-hand the competitive nature of the online journey. We are a data driven company and implement these insights to generate a detailed understanding of customer requirements, to create the most effective websites possible.

We are grateful to work with a variety of organisations, across numerous industries. Our clients vary from businesses just starting their online journey and those looking to develop a more robust platform to attract and communicate directly to their customer base.

We design and build bespoke eCommerce websites that are high performing, visually beautiful and are easy to maintain. We focus on optimising the online shopping experience to deliver simple fuss free navigation, high sales conversion rates and a branded experience that keeps customers coming back time after time.

Through innovative design, strategy and bespoke development, we have the in-house skills and experience to deliver a successful eCommerce project for your business.

Types of e-Commerce websites available

WooCommerce Development

Manage a full eCommerce store using WooCommerce, the most popular eCommerce plugin for the web CMS WordPress. Our developers will help you set up categories, manage products, and integrate a payment gateway.

Shopify Development

Shopify’s strength lies in its simplicity and is cheaper and faster to set up at a business level.  Shopify is ideal for start-ups and business that don’t want their e-commerce platform to cost the world.

Magento Development

If your business requires a fully scalable platform that has advanced features and the capability to grow with your business, then Magento is for you. It’s intuitive, fully customisable, has advanced SEO features and is incredibly powerful. It will grow as you grow.

How can I apply for the Rural Business Development Grants Scheme?

Visit the following website for detailed information on the application process for the Rural Business Development Grants Scheme:

Get in touch with Kaizen Brand Evolution

To discuss an e-Commerce project with our team of creative experts, get in touch with Kaizen Brand Evolution via 028 9507 2007 or email