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Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 has recently been launched by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD. This scheme will provide funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and for the necessary maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 will have three measures, with varying grant amounts available, as detailed in the table below.

MeasureDescriptionMax grant payable
1.Small Scale Maintenance/Promotion and Marketing€20,000
2.Medium Scale Repair/Upgrade and New Trail Development€200,000
3.Large Scale Repair/Upgrade and New Strategy Trail Development€500,000

Selection of projects under the Scheme will be by means of a competitive process. Final project selection will be made by the Department of Rural and Community Development on the basis of applications submitted by the Local Authorities.

Longford County Council is seeking project proposals from town/village groups who may have a suitable project for consideration under the Scheme. All project proposals will be assessed based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outline. All interested town/village groups who wish to submit a project kindly contact us in writing at the Regeneration Unit, Planning Department, Longford County Council, Great Water Street, Longford N39 NH56 or regeneration@longfordcoco.ie no later than 4pm on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

Further details on the scheme available at: Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018