“Rural Opportunity” is showcasing some of the best examples of how rural communities are accessing Government supports and funds to shape their own destinies.

This is being demonstrated through a coordinated series of regional events, announcements and video case studies. Attendees at the events will be briefed on how funding has been accessed for successful rural, or community, projects. They will also find out what steps they need to take to get support for their projects.

Download Rural Opportunity Booklet

The video segment below has been developed to illustrate some of the projects already delivered in rural communities using the supports available.

 

Rural Opportunity events are taking place at the following locations:

  • Clare, Corofin, 9am – 10th April
  • Donegal, Donegal Town, 9am – 12th April

Community groups interested in accessing government funding for rural projects have been invited to attend.

The regional events will hear from representatives of rural communities who have successfully availed of supports and delivered a programme or project in their locality. These projects will have made a positive impact in terms of community development and resilience, enterprise or job development, tourism development and similar themes.

It is hoped that in communicating these success stories that other communities will be inspired to develop a vision for their areas and will access the supports available through Project Ireland 2040 and various other government initiatives.

Rural Opportunity is a cross-government initiative led by the Department of Rural and Community Development, further information on its funding schemes can be found here.

Download Rural Opportunity Booklet

Information on funding schemes from other Departments can be accessed through the links below.

Department of Transport, Tourism and SportDepartment of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht
Department of Business, Enterprise and InnovationDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Local Enterprise OfficesLocal Authorities
Fáilte Ireland