Supporting Community Action

The Rural Action Awards for 2023/2024 are CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS.

The Awards offer rural community-based organisations in Northern Ireland or the border region of Ireland the opportunity to apply for and secure £1000 or €1000 towards their volunteer led community action project.


20TH MARCH 2024

What is a Rural Action Award?

Our Rural Action Awards scheme for this year will again support up to 12 volunteer led community action projects up to March 2024.

As before, the scheme is open to constituted rural community-based organisations including charities, not for profit community groups, sporting and cultural organisations, heritage groups, Parent Teacher Associations, youth groups/clubs and social enterprises.

The scheme seeks to support practical, tangible and timebound projects where the project must complete within 12 weeks.

What is different for this years Awards?

This year, Rural Action will operate 4 calls for applications.  Opening and closing dates will be advertised here and on our social media channels.  3 applications from each call will be randomly selected.  At our discretion, we may apply a particular theme to each call and ask for applications which cover that theme.

Rural Action Awards Terms & Conditions.

Apply now by using the form below.

  • A bonafide rural community organisation

  • Evidence of governing document can be supplied if successful

  • Based in rural Northern Ireland or the border region of Ireland

  • Must be able to use the Award within 12 weeks of receipt

  • Registered bank account in name of applicant organisation

“Rural Action was established out of a continued desire to make a positive contribution to the everyday lives of rural communities.

Our strapline is ‘Making it Happen’ and we hope that these modest awards, can in some way, contribute to doing just that, to help to support rural communities to make things happen locally”.

To apply to the Rural Action Awards simply follow the link below:

Your application must be submitted by the closing date.  If successful we will be back in contact. Please note we will only correspond with the successful applicants.  Keep an eye on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER page for updates on successful projects.