Fáilte Ireland has launched their Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects (for capital grants above €200,000). This Grants Scheme falls under Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Investment Strategy [pdf, 4mb], in respect of which an amount of up to €65m in total grants is available over the period 2016-2020.
The scheme sets out to encourage innovation to support the long-term sustainable development of tourism across Ireland. In order to facilitate innovation, the scheme takes an outcome led approach to financial support, rather than being prescriptive in terms of the types of projects eligible for funding. A two-stage application process has been introduced which will allow for effective communication between Fáilte Ireland and project applicants early in the project development process.
Applicants for funding under this scheme should clearly demonstrate the capacity of their proposal to deliver on a number of economic development outcomes and experience development outcomes, all of which are set out in the Application Guidelines.
Please note that this is a capital supports scheme.
If you have a proposal and wish to receive a copy of the application form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
a brief description of your proposal;
your contact details.
Once Fáilte Ireland receive this information, they will contact you and issue you a copy of the application form.
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 also be downloaded below.
Fáilte Ireland State Aid Handbook
The application guidelines above should be read in conjunction with the Fáilte Ireland State Aid Handbook.