The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2019 was recently announced by Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, as part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Programme for Rural Regeneration.
What Will The Scheme Fund?
The scheme will provide funding for the development of new facilities, and for the maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland. The Scheme is administered and funded by the Department with additional funding being provided by Fáilte Ireland.
The 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will provide funding under 3 separate measures:
Measure 1: Small maintenance/promotion of existing infrastructure (maximum grant €20,000)
Measure 2: Medium scale repair/upgrade and development of new small/medium infrastructure (grant of between €20,000 and €200,000)
Measure 3: Repair/upgrade and development of larger more strategic projects (grant of between €200,000 and €500,000).
Local Authorities will be the applicant bodies under Measures 1 and 2, with Local Development Companies invited to participate under Measure 1 as partners or co-applicants.
Measure 3 will be open to Local Authorities and State Agencies, with collaborative approaches welcomed under this Measure in particular. Funding for all three measures will be provided to a maximum of 80% of total project costs, with the balance to be provided from Local Authority or other sources.
Guidelines and Application Forms
Outline of Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) 2019
Measure 1 overview and Application Form
Measures 2 and 3 overview and Application Form
Completed application forms and any supporting documentation should be returned to:
Ornaith O’ Shannon, Economic Development, Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae,
Carrick on Shannon. 071-9620005 Extn. 527
or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on Tuesday 14th May 2019
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