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Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016
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  • Coillte Strategic Partnership

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Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016

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 funding to 20 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 list of Stage 1 Pass Projects [pdf, 118kb].

In addition, Fáilte Ireland has allocated capital funds to 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 have been launched since 2017:

  • Ireland’s Ancient East – Grants Scheme for Storytelling Interpretation 2017
  • Wild Atlantic Way – New Horizons 2018 (Skellig Coast and the Connemara Coast & Aran Islands)
  • Dublin – Dublin’s Surprising Stories 2018

These schemes will support the industry by investing in existing tourism assets as well as potential new experiences, and will deliver another 30-40 capital projects. Further such schemes are planned in the coming years.

Capital grants scheme application guidelines

The Application Guidelines for the Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016 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]