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.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.