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Tourism Funding

A Thriving Authentic Tourism Sector

The aim is to increase the numbers of tourists and visitors to the county by investing in and developing products, services, infrastructure, accommodation, festivals and events. This will aid in the development of existing and new tourism assets and infrastructure which in turn will increase opportunities for local people and visitors to explore and enjoy County Leitrim.

Support will be provided for individual tourism businesses and communities to develop existing and new products, services and facilities (including infrastructure). Priority will be given to projects that identify gaps in areas with a weak accommodation base. The creation of diversity in tourism accommodation focusing on niche or specialist types will also be supported. Innovative approaches for the development and expansion of Leitrim's festivals and events will be considered. Collaborative projects which build on tourism experiences and marketing County Leitrim as a destination are important. Various training and developmental supports for the tourism sector is also a priority.

Projects must contribute to sustaining and creating employment and bringing additional tourists and visitors to the County.

The Following Calls for Tourism Expressions of Interest are now open;

Objective Call for Expressions of InterestExpected OutcomesExpected Job CreationTotal Budget for this CallDeadline Date
Tourism Promotion Marketing Experiences & County Leitrim as a Destination2 Destination Marketing Initiatives265 Existing Jobs Sustained€150,000Ongoing to 2019
Tourism PromotionCollective & Innovative Business Marketing Projects & Activities4 Marketing Initiatives25 Existing Jobs Sustained€25,000Ongoing to 2019
Tourism TrainingTourism Networking, Development Supports & Training 2 Training Programmes
3 Collective Development Initiatives
30 Existing Jobs Sustained€75,000Ongoing to 2019

The Tourism Assets & Infrastructure and Tourism Accommodation Calls will reopen for Expressions of Interest in 2019.

Expressions of Interest for Tourism Promotion and Tourism Training projects are open throughout the programme.

How to Apply for Tourism Funding?

The submission of an Expression of Interest Form is the first step in applying for LEADER Funding. It is your opportunity to present your proposed project to the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) who will determine if your project is eligible for funding and if you can advance to the next stage of the Application Process. Please ensure that you read the Information Booklet in full which gives an overview of the LEADER Programme in County Leitrim. It will also give you information on who can apply, the types of projects which are eligible for funding and the rates of funding available. Once you submit your fully complete Expression of Interest Form Leitrim Development Company will contact you to outline if your proposed project is eligible for funding or not and if you can proceed to full Application.

LEADER Information Booklet & Expression of Interest Form


Some Sample Projects

Ballinamore Website, Tourist Map and Activity Guide

Ballinamore Website, Tourist Map and Activity Guide

Promoter:

Ballinamore & Ballyconnell Canal Communities Development Company Ltd

Support Provided:

LEADER Tourism Funding

Grant Awarded:

€7,420.50

Percentage:

75%

Cloone Village Recreation, Heritage & Nature Trail

Cloone Village Recreation, Heritage & Nature Trail

Promoter:

Cloone Tidy Towns Committee

Support Provided:

LEADER Village Funding

Grant Awarded:

€93,494.11

Percentage:

75%

Upgrade of McGuire's Cottages Self Catering

Upgrade of McGuire's Cottages Self Catering

Promoter:

Sinead and Pascal Gillard

Support Provided:

LEADER Tourism Funding

Grant Awarded:

€84,524.41

Percentage:

50%

Self Catering Accommodation at The Old Rectory

Self Catering Accommodation at The Old Rectory

Promoter:

Patrick Curran

Support Provided:

LEADER Tourism Funding

Grant Awarded:

€124,733.50

Percentage:

50%

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