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Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative Grants

tippThose involved in event planning in Co. Tipperary are urged to apply for Community Tourism Grants. The application process for 2016 funding remains opens for community tourism initiatives for the diaspora.

Applications for funding are being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora. The initiative first launched in 2014, builds on the community involvement legacy of ‘The Gathering 2013’ and remains a joint partnership between Tipperary County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.

Now in its third year, the scheme provides a national fund of €1m to support local community-based events and festivals each year. Last year, some 23 local events were supported in Tipperary, attracting up to 1120 visitors from overseas.

Administered locally by Tipperary County Council, the application process for 2016 currently remains open, but will close on the 11th of March 2016. Interested parties are therefore advised to contact M/s Áine Mc Carthy by emailing tourism@tipperarycoco.ie to apply. The application form is available to download HERE

Local authorities throughout the country are now accepting applications in order to determine those local events with the best potential to have the impact and long-term potential to make a difference. The initiative is being administered at local level with the grant applications and awards being decided in accordance with agreed national criteria.

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