Monday, August 21, 2017

Tourism

Encouragement of Tourism Activities

Eligible Activities:

Provision of infrastructure and support for Tourism development and marketing activities as defined as necessary and appropriate in Area strategic plan

Measure and Sub-measureMenu OptionsRate of Aid
RDP
Maximum Grant
RDP
313 – Encouragement of tourism activitiesCapital/ICT Community75%€150,000*
Capital/Other50%€150,000
A&D Community90%€30,000
A&D Private75%€30,000
Accommodation50%€150,000*

Notes:

  • In general an overall ceiling of €150,000 per project will apply but project caps will be strictly limited by available budget.
  • All projects are evaluated on a case by case basis
  • A project is only deemed fundable when it has gone through the application and evaluation procedure and has been issued with an official letter of offer
  • Projects are never funded retrospectively.
  • Other sources of public funding cannot be reckoned as matching funding. Any project which has already been in receipt of such funding is automatically ineligible for RDP support.
  • Formalised Community Groups can apply for a maximum of 75% grant aid
  • Private Promoters can apply for a maximum of 50% grant aid
  • Applications cannot be accepted from projects inside the Borough of Sligo town.
* In exceptional circumstances, and subject to prior written approval by the Department, grant aid up to €200,000 may be awarded.
**  In exceptional circumstances, and subject to prior written approval by the Department, grant aid up to  €500,000 may be awarded to private and non-commercial community projects respectively.