Louth receives just €8,500 out of €11 million pot for Rural Recreation Projects
Louth is to receive just €8,500 in funding, out of a total of €11 million, that has been approved for Measure 1 rural recreation projects in Ireland.
Louth County Council had made only one application for Measure 1 for which it was successful.
Last week the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, approved €11 million for more than 200 rural recreation projects across Ireland.
Just one of these projects is in Louth, the Carlingford to Omeath Greenway, which is to receive €8,500 in funding, according to the Department of Rural and Community Development press release.
The 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme involves funding for projects under 3 seperate measures.
Measures 1 and 3 were announced last week. Measure 1 awards smaller grants of up to €10,000 each – this is the measure under which Louth received it's €8,500.
Measure 3 awards funding of between €100,000 and €1 million. 12 projects across Ireland received funding under this measure, however Louth had made no application.
Funding approvals under Measure 2 have not yet been announced. This will be announced in Autumn.