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Minor Tourism Related Works Grant Scheme 2022.

Donegal County Council is inviting community groups to apply for funding under the Minor Tourism Related Works Grant Scheme 2022. This scheme will fund works that will enhance tourism product offering in various locations in the county including for example signage, improved access to popular visitor sites and attractions such as waterfalls, heritage sites, historic graveyards*, scenic spots, picnic areas, beaches etc.

 

 Applicants can access the recorded Public Information Event which was held on Monday 16th May 2022 @10am here.

 

Application Deadline all applications to be submitted to [email protected] by 4pm on Monday 6th June 2022.

 

Administering the Scheme

 

This scheme will be administered by the Councils Tourism Unit which sits in the Economic Development Division. Funding is limited and applications will therefore be assessed on a competitive basis. Each application will be assessed in accordance with the following criteria:


1. All relevant statutory and regulatory permissions in place and or likely to be in place to allow full drawdown of funds by 30th June 2023.

 

2. Applicant must be a community group or other group that can demonstrate a bona-fide role and function in supporting community, social, economic or related development in County Donegal. 

 

3. Evidence of ownership or written permission from owners to undertake proposed works.

 

4. Project must not cause displacement to an existing project or business within the same catchment or service delivery area.

 

5. All works must be fully complete, and all funding drawn down by 30th June 2023 from Donegal County Council.

 

Eligible activity

 

This scheme will fund works associated with minor related works that will enhance tourism product offering in various locations in the county including for example signage, improved access to popular visitor sites and attractions such as waterfalls, heritage sites, historic graveyards*, scenic spots, picnic areas, beaches etc.

 

Non eligible costs

 

The following costs are not eligible for funding under this scheme: employment costs, marketing costs, day to day running costs e.g. light, heat, insurance etc.

 

Amount of grant aid

 

The minimum amount of grant which can be allocated to any project is €5,000 and the maximum is €20,000.

 

Guidelines

 

Guidelines supporting the application process are available for download together with the application form and should be carefully read prior to making the submission.

 

Rate of Grant Aid

 

This grant aid is being offered at 100% of actual costs incurred. It should be noted that this grant is a recoupment grant and therefore a Group/Organisation must first spend from their own resources on the project and then claim reimbursement for these payments from the Council.

 

Making your Application

Applicants are advised to read the Scheme Guidelines in advance of completing the application form.  

 

Read Scheme Guideline in English

Read Scheme Guidelines in Irish 

Download Application form in English

Download Application form in Irish

 

For queries and assistance, please contact: [email protected] or contact Martina Tuffy on 0749172273 

 

 

Decisions

Eligible projects will be assessed by the Councils Executive to ensure that the application/proposals meet the criteria of the scheme as outlined above and recommendation from the executive will be provided to the elected members for their consideration and decision.


All projects under this scheme will be approved by the Elected Members of the respective Municipal District.

 

*Historic Graveyards (in the guardianship of Donegal County Council and as listed on Table 9, Appendix 3 of the Donegal County Development Plan 2018 – 2024)

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