Funding for greenway development, extensions and repair of trails available

NEWS IN BRIEF: Local councils and other State bodies have until September 30 to apply for the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which includes greenways and rural cycleways.

The fund provides funding for projects including the development, extensions and repair of trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways.

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According to the Department of Rural and Community Development there’s three bands of funding: (1) small-scale maintenance/ promotional and marketing projects to include grant aid amounts of up to €20,000; (2) medium-scale repair/upgrade and new trail/amenity development grant amounts of up to €200,000; and (3) large-scale repair/upgrade and new strategic trail development grant amounts of over €200,000 and up to €500,000.

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