Individuals And Businesses In The St. Mary’s Parish To Apply For Loan Funding For Agricultural And Ecotourism Businesses


The Department of Environment and the Sustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund is pleased to invite individuals and organisations within the St. Mary’s parish to apply for the Revolving Fund Programme for loans that contribute to the conservation of local biodiversity, boost climate change resilience and enhance the livelihoods in rural communities as part of the Path to 2020 Project.

This loan programme will provide small loans of up to EC $268,820.00 at a rate of 2% interest per annum. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture,
  • Agro-processing,
  • Eco-tourism,
  • Other related ventures and technologies,
  • Equipment that can support the applicant in their related business endeavours.


Individuals, start up businesses, existing businesses, organisations (government and non government) and community based organisations (including community groups, civic groups, faith based organizations, sports groups) residing in or operating in the following communities are invited to apply  (see Fig. 1 for a visual representation of the target area):

  • Bendals
  • Blubber Valley
  • Boggy Peak
  • Bolans
  • Botts Peak
  • Cades Bay
  • Cedar Hall
  • Christian Valley
  • Claremont
  • Dark Valley
  • Dunnings
  • Ebenezer
  • Fig Tree Drive
  • Greencastle
  • Gileads/Providence
  • Hamiltons
  • Horns Hill
  • Jennings
  • John Hughes
  • MacGregors
  • McNish
  • Nantons
  • Old Road
  • Orange Valley
  • Roses
  • The River
  • Sawcolts
  • Shekerley Mountains
  • Swetes
  • Tranquil Vale
  • Tremontaine
  • Urlings
  • Wallings

To apply, or for more information, interested individuals can visit the Department of Environment office at #1 Victoria Park, Botanical Gardens, or contact us at 464-5030 or 464-5031 (including WhatsApp messages), or email [email protected]. You can also visit our website at for more information. The application period opens on September 30th, 2021 and closes on November 30th, 2021.

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  1. Why does this apply to only one area of the
    country? Is this about scouting for votes in a particular constituency or this there a valid reason?

  2. Why is this only for that particular area . Very unfair . That ministry has been giving out low interest loans to others communities for builing resiliant homes. Very good iea but not everyone right now can afford that or some people homes in those communites aren’t in need fot that now. But this initiave especially being grants would be of better aid right now, if the persons could come up with good ideas to meet the requirements. This should be for all constituencies.

  3. Yesterday,Sunday,I did see the Headline saying it would be “GRANTS”. Now today,the HEADLINE is saying LOANS.Get your act and facts together before printing, ANR.

    • Hi Beach Bum, that was a different publication. So your observation is correct. The first publication spoke to grants and this one speaks to loans. In other words, both loans and grants are available. Hope this helps.

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