DARD Research Challenge Fund

The DARD Research Challenge Fund (RCF) is a key element of the DARD Evidence and Innovation Strategy.

It gives small and medium sized businesses from the agri-food and other rural sectors an opportunity to get help with research. It aims to encourage industry-led consortia to get involved in research projects, by providing grant of up to 50% assistance with research funding.
The Scheme closed for applications at 5pm on Thursday 20 February 2014 and the Explanatory Booklet and Application Form can be accessed on the links below.
An information awareness session was held on Thursday 9 January 2014 at 10am in the Pavillion, Stormont Estate.