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Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, August 02, 2016

ilte Ireland have  launched a Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects (for capital grants above €200,000). This Grants Scheme falls under their Investment Strategy,  in respect of which an amount of up to €65m in total grants is available over the period 2016-2020.

The scheme sets out to encourage innovation to support the long-term sustainable development of tourism across Ireland. In order to facilitate innovation, the scheme takes an outcome led approach to financial support, rather than being prescriptive in terms of the types of projects eligible for funding. A two-stage application process has been introduced which will allow for effective communication between Fáilte Ireland and project applicants early in the project development process.

Applicants for funding under this scheme should clearly demonstrate the capacity of their proposal to deliver on a number of economic development outcomes and experience development outcomes, all of which are set out in the Application Guidelines.

Please note that this is a capital supports scheme.

If you have a proposal and wish to receive a copy of the application form, please contact Fáilte Ireland at and include:

  • a brief description of your proposal;

  • your location;

  • your contact details.

Once this information is received, a member of the team will be in contact  to issue you with a copy of the application form.

Go to the Fáilte Ireland website for further information:

Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.