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 is now open for applications and the Explanatory Booklet and Application Form can be accessed on the links below. The closing date is 5pm on Thursday 20 February 2014.
An information awareness session will be held on Thursday 9 January 2014 at 10am in the Pavillion, Stormont Estate. Please contact the RCF team to reserve a space by telephoning 02890 525036 (textphone 02890 524420) or emailing rcf@dardni.gov.uk.