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Minister Humphreys announces a further €6.5 million in funding for outdoor recreational amenities

Published: 4th March 2021

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., today announced over €6.5 million in funding for 38 projects under Measure 2 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

The scheme provides funding for the development, promotion and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways, and blueways. The funding announced today will benefit 38 medium-sized projects, with funding of up to €200,000 each (Measure 2 projects).

This investment is in addition to €3.2 million approved for 174 smaller Measure 1 projects in January and is being funded in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.

Total of 212 projects approved for funding of €9.7 million since the start of the year.

In the Midlands, both Co Longford and Co Westmeath have been awarded funding totalling almost €700k, for four different projects which include walkways, cycleways and other amenities.

Read full government press release here:

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/8ea69-minister-humphreys-announces-a-further-65-million-in-funding-for-outdoor-recreational-amenities/

See details of successful Midland projects below:

application/pdfORIS Measure 2 Funding.pdf (431.08 KB)
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