Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018

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The Department of Rural and Community Development has announced funding for outdoor recreation amenities.
The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. It provides funding that supports outdoor recreational infrastructure. There are three measures under which funding may be applied for. Applications are now invited for Measure 1.
For details of Measures 2 & 3 which are administered through Leitrim County Council – CLICK HERE.

Measure 1: Small Scale Maintenance/Promotional and Marketing

Under this measure, projects may receive grant aid up to € 20,000. The measure supports countryside recreation, including:
  • the upkeep and maintenance of established trails/walkways/cycleways/blueways;
  • improved access to leisure or recreational facilities, and
  • the promotion and marketing of such infrastructure.
Recreation at SLNCR Dromahair
                                      Sligo Leitrim North Connaught Railway Trail in Dromahair


The 2018 Scheme will be implemented up to October 2019 to allow for the effective implementation of larger strategic projects, in particular, with smaller to medium sized projects to be completed in 2018. Applications to the value of €12 million will be approved this year.


Applications under Measure 1 (open to local communities) should be submitted to Leitrim Development Company

by Wednesday 27th June 2018 by 5:00 pm.


You can view or download the scheme outline HERE. Contact Leitrim Development Company for further details for Measure 1.

Leitrim Dev Co Logo


Expressions of Interest for Measures 2 and 3 will be announced next week.

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