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Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects
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    Fáilte Ireland launched a grants scheme for large capital projects in mid-2016 with a call for applications generating high levels of interest and resulting in a very large volume of grant applications being received. Fáilte Ireland has now allocated a sizeable portion of its budget to 22 projects that were successful at Stage 1 under this scheme (subject to the completion of the two-stage application process designed for the scheme). Find full information on the 2017 list of Stage 1 Pass Projects here [pdf, 118kb] In addition, Fáilte Ireland has allocated capital funds to 30 projects with a number of strategic partners in other agencies – including the OPW, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Coillte and Waterways Ireland. Coupled with existing capital projects and the allocation of funds to a number of other priority areas, Fáilte Ireland is currently working on in excess of 75 capital projects spread across the country.

    Furthermore a number of very targeted funding schemes will be launched in 2018, including Small Grant Schemes for the Wild Atlantic Way and Dublin, to complement the existing Small Grants Scheme for Ireland’s Ancient East. These schemes will support the industry by investing in existing tourism assets as well as potential new experiences and could deliver another 30-40 capital projects.

    Given the current levels of investment activity, Fáilte Ireland estimates that the next call for applications for large capital projects will probably take place during 2019 at the earliest. In the meantime, if you wish to be notified when grant schemes are being announced, please send an email to

    Strategic Partnerships

    Read the following press releases to find out more about our Strategic Partnerships.

    Capital grants scheme application guidelines

    The Application Guidelines for the Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects can be downloaded here. The application guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Fáilte Ireland State Aid Handbook, which can be downloaded below.

    Download the application guidelines [pdf, 1.4mb]

    Fáilte Ireland State Aid Handbook

    The application guidelines above should be read in conjunction with the Fáilte Ireland State Aid Handbook.

    Download Fáilte Ireland State Aid Handbook [pdf]