Inishowen tourism bodies urged to
apply for grants
A GRANT scheme offering
hundreds of thousands of euro for the development of
large tourism projects around the country including
Inishowen is now open for applications.
Fáilte Ireland's Grants Scheme for Large Tourism
Projects will provide a pool of €65m to create new
or boost existing tourism experiences and
The scheme, running from 2016-2020 is open to
public, private and voluntary sectors including
Capital grants in excess of €200,000 and up to a
maximum of €5m will be available.
They are aimed at creating projects that will boost
overseas visitor numbers; create jobs and promote
the existing brands - the Wild Atlantic Way;
Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin and A Breath of
Malin Head on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Applications now open for Fáilte Ireland tourism
Donegal applicants are
invited to attend an information session on the
grants application process next month near Donegal
Fáilte Ireland's Paddy Mathews said the scheme is
"central to the future development of the (Irish)
"If we are to compete internationally as a
compelling destination, we need to think big.
Therefore, we wish to fund a number of big projects
around the country which have the scale, the
strength and the appeal to attract many more
overseas visitors to our shores. We are also anxious
to fund attractions and projects across all our
destination brands and, ideally, we will have a good
level of applications from all parts of the
The Donegal information session will take place at
Harvey's Point Hotel on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from
10am to 12 noon.
Sessions are also scheduled for Kilkenny, Killarney,
Athlone, Carrickmacross, Galway and Dublin.
The initial grants application deadline is August 12
at 12 noon. The scheme will then open again in
January 2017 on a rolling basis until 2020. For
click here .