Tourism Money

Donegal County Council has been allocated €105, 000 from central government to fund a public area enhancement scheme in advance of the 2014 tourism season.

This additional, once-off fund is being provided to support local authorities’ efforts to prepare and maintain their public areas in an effort to maximise the economic benefits that can flow from increased visitors to their towns, cities and counties.

Tidy Towns

Examples of work that might be undertaken could include additional support for community groups involved in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, improvement works to public parks and recreational walking areas, cleaning and tidying of older graveyards or the cleaning and making safe of derelict buildings.

All work undertaken should be additional to work already planned and must also be supplemented with 25% matching funding from the County Council and should be undertaken in co-operation with community-based groups.

Martin Farren

Welcoming this additional funding Labour councillor, Martin Farren, urged local community groups to contact the council with any ideas they might have to enhance their area and which could fall under the remit of this funding opportunity.

“Given the widespread storm damage to our tourist areas voluntary community groups need all the help they can get to restore and enhance our local environment. This scheme could add little flourishes to repair works that would optimise the value for money we can get from the repairs.”

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