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Fáilte Ireland Investment Strategy

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This exciting strategy sets out the framework and mechanisms for delivery of investment to cities, towns, villages, communities and businesses across the country.

Download the Strategy [pdf, 4MB]

Supporting SMEs

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Access an online guide to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports.

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Funding

Fáilte Ireland helps to support tourism industry growth in Ireland through the investment strategy, which underpins all our investment in tourism capital projects, including all grant schemes and strategic partnerships.

This investment fund, administered by Fáilte Ireland, supports tourism capital investment projects and initiatives by both the public and private sectors and helps them tap into the potential Ireland has as a world-class tourism destination.

Through this strategy, we aim to deliver genuinely innovative projects that will transform visitor experiences for Ireland’s target markets while supporting jobs in the industry and protecting our natural environment.

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Digital that Delivers

Fáilte Ireland's new programme supports the digital transformation of the visitor experiences sector.

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Tourism Business Continuity Scheme

The Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will provide support to providers of certain tourism services who have been unable to qualify for assistance under the Government's Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS).

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Conference financial support schemes

If you are bringing an international conference to Ireland, our dedicated Meet In Ireland team will assist you with your bid.

The following schemes are no longer accepting applications but the associated resources may still be helpful. Use the toolkits and find out more about who was funded via these schemes.

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Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme

Fund introduced to assist Republic of Ireland based Inbound Tour Operators who package, sell and market Ireland’s tourism product overseas and have suffered significant losses as a result of COVID-19. 

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Festivals Innovation Programme

Due to limitations and challenges affecting the festivals and events industry and the broader tourism sector in these exceptional times, this fund has been temporarily suspended.

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Platforms for Growth

Fáilte Ireland Capital Investment Programme which supports the development of physical infrastructure across a range of attractions, activities and experiences that have the greatest potential to grow tourism across Ireland.

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Re-imagining Urban Spaces

Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme and Urban Animation Capital Investment Scheme, in partnership with Local Authorities.

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COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

The €26m COVID-19 Adaptation Fund for tourism and hospitality businesses was announced as part of the July stimulus package. The Adaptation Fund is closed to new applications from all businesses.

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Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016

Fáilte Ireland launched a grants scheme for large capital projects in mid-2016. Find out more about the scheme and the projects which were awarded funding under this scheme.

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Revenue tax schemes

Find out more about the tourism tax schemes funded by Revenue.

Funding for startups

There is no direct funding available from Fáilte Ireland for business startups at this time.

You can learn more about funding opportunities through the following resources: