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Closed - Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome Facilities Grant Scheme 2022


In order to facilitate the development of increased overnight facilities for the Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome sector, Donegal County Council will now provide financial support via the Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome Facilities Grant Scheme 2022 for businesses to increase the number of overnight accommodation facilities for this sector in locations currently underserved in the county.

The application process for Private Sector Business is now closed.

Applications are now open to voluntary organisations and community-based with a deadline of 30th June 2022.


How much is available?

The minimum amount to be allocated to a single application is €5,000 with a maximum of €20,000. In exceptional circumstances, the amount of the grant may fall outside these limits.

The grant aid is being offered at 50% of actual costs for private sector businesses.

This is recoupable funding and funds can be drawn down once evidence of payment and related documentation is received by Donegal County Council.


Qualifying Conditions

Applications will be in accordance with the following criteria:

  • The applicant must provide increased provision of overnight accommodation options, including for one-night stays (at least four spaces) to the Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome sector in Donegal.
  • Applicants will be asked to outline the need for the respective project in the area to avoid issues of displacement with existing service providers. Where the sector is currently underserved in an area and an existing business does not have the capacity to serve the market, new providers will be considered.
  • Applicants will be required to charge a fee to users for the services provided and must outline the respective charges to be levied.  
  • Only one application per business is allowed.
  • Grant applications will be assessed on an individual basis and the development of new and additional facilities and value for money projects will be prioritised.
  • This grant is not for the increased provision of static caravan provision or glamping facilities.
  • Funds will only be paid out where applicants have complied with all statutory and regulatory obligations including planning consent, and ensuring that they can operate in a manner that is safe for both visitors and local communities.


Evaluation / Allocation Process

Funding is limited and applications will therefore be assessed on a competitive basis with a priority given to those applications that demonstrate that their project will improve the services on offer to the Caravan, Camping, Campervan or Motorhome sector in an underserved area of Donegal.

An assessment panel will consider all valid applications received and each application will be assessed considering all relevant statutory, regulatory and eligibility criteria and with consideration of the budget available.


How do I apply?

Application forms and grant guidelines can be downloaded below. Guidelines should be carefully read prior to making a submission. Only completed applications received via the approved application form, will be considered.

Application forms fromthe voluntary sector should be emailed to [email protected] by 4pm Monday 30th June 2022.



Read : Scheme Guidelines (English)

Download: Voluntary Organisations Application Form (English)

Download K‌PMG Future Analytics Report into the Sector : Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome Sector Study