Donegal County Council has opened a second call for the Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome grant scheme targeting voluntary or community-based groups.
The scheme will be open until the end of June and will focus on supporting new and additional facilities in undeserved locations in the county.
It is eligible for the development of overnight facilities including signage, site markings, site improvements, ground works for new spaces, black and grey water disposal and lighting.
The grant is only available for sites that can provide at least four additional spaces for overnight campers, campervans and motorhomes visitors and avoiding the displacement of existing services will be a key consideration.
Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Jack Murray believes the grant scheme can provide an opportunity for new revenue streams for voluntary organisations.
“This phase of the Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome grant scheme is targeting voluntary based groups and will, we believe, help to expand on the overnight accommodation options for the caravan, camping, campervan and motorhome sector and also provide a new and alternative income stream for groups in the county,” he said.
He said that they are looking to ensure the development of options for visitors in the sector, while also protecting the businesses who are already providing the services.
The funding is recoupable and funds can be drawn down once evidence of payment and related documentation is received by Donegal County Council. The application process is now open, with a closing date of the 30th of June.
Application forms are available on the Donegal County Council website at https://www.donegalcoco.ie/business/developingourtourismsector/. For further information, contact Amanda McNamee by emailing CCCgrantscheme@donegalcoco.ie or phone 074-9172282.