Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2020

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure.  It also provides support for the necessary mainteance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.  The scheme is funded by Department of Rural and Community Development. 

The scheme supports sporting and recreational pursuits.  It helps to make use of the resources of the countryside that contribute to healthy active lifestyles.  It supports the economic and tourism potential of the area for both local communities and tourist visitors alike. 

It provides funding for:                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • development, extensions and repair of trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways
  • improved access to leisure or recreational facilities
  • development of outdoor recreational infrastructure

Applications are accepted from local authorities and/or state agencies under the following measures:

  • Measure 1 - small-scale maintenance/promotional and marketing projects to include grant aid amounts of up to €20,000, click here for application form
  • Measure 2 - medium-scale repair/upgrade and new trail/amenity development grant amounts of up to €200,000, click here for application form
  • Measure 3 - large-scale repair/upgrade and new strategic trail development grant amounts of over €200,000 and up to €500,000, click here for application form

Full details of the scheme are available here or on request by email to barry.eaton@louthcoco.ie

Application forms should be returned to Barry Eaton, Community Section, Louth County Council, County Hall, Dundalk, Co Louth, barry.eaton@louthcoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm Friday 7th August 2020.  Applications will not be considered after this date.