Inishowen projects urged to apply
AMBITIOUS projects in
Inishowen are urged to apply to the Regional
Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) for funding.
The REDF which is an open national competitive call
to stimulate and support regional projects and
initiatives, is provided by the Department of
Business, Enterprise and Innovation, through
Under a competitive process, applications are now
being sought for funding under three streams with
varying investment levels:
• Strategic Change Projects – to support major
collaborative initiatives with high impact on
regional development with funding up to €5m per
• Regional Strengthening Projects – designed to
elevate new local community based or regional
initiatives to address identified gaps in the
enterprise ecosystem with funding up to €500k per
• Enterprise Clustering Projects – the scheme is
aimed at enterprise clustering and supporting the
further growth of established industry clusters
regionally; by sector and nationally with funding up
to €350k per project.
The closing date for applications is 3pm sharp on
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.
The Minister for Business, Enterprise
and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD (left),
pictured with Julie Sinnamon and Aidan McKenna.
Speaking in advance of
the closing date in two weeks’ time, Enterprise
Ireland’s Director for the North West and North East
Regions, Aidan McKenna said: “The competitive
Regional Enterprise Development Fund is available to
help get suitable projects off the ground that can
drive the future of local communities and regions
“There may be a great deal of uncertainty at the
moment surrounding things like tariffs or customs
procedures for cross-border trade but protecting the
sustainable development of our region across the
North West and North East can be aided if those
involved in a project or initiative come forward and
apply to this fund.
“The talented people committed to projects such as
the Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub and the Leitrim
Food Enterprise Zone, which have both successfully
applied for this fund in recent years, demonstrate
that if properly backed, they can benefit local
communities and the whole region."
Full details on the fund including
application forms can be found here .