SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FUND
MARINE TOURISM AND ANGLING
Funding of up to £7,500 (or euro equivalent) at a level of 75% funding
The Loughs Agency is delighted to announce that it may (at its discretion and subject to availability of funds) provide funding to support appropriate angling development and/or marine tourism projects that benefit the Foyle or Carlingford areas.
Funding is by way of the Agency’s Sustainable Development Fund.
The budget for this call is limited – it may be the case that as few as 10 projects will be funded.
SDF THEMES FOR THIS CALL (JUNE 2012)
This call seeks applications under the following themes.
Development of access and other infrastructure for marine tourism and angling (including disabled access).
Development of marine tourism and angling product.
Accommodation development that focuses on providing facilities for those engaged in marine tourism and angling (drying rooms, prepare your catch facility etc).
Training that develops and enhances marine tourism and angling capacity .
DATES AND DEADLINES
Completed application forms must be received at Loughs Agency headquarters by 9:30am 17th July 2012.
Funding will not exceed £7,500 (or euro equivalent) per project.
Funding will be at a level of up to 75% of total eligible expenditure.
Public sector requirements apply for procurement (including quotes).
No more than two applications per applicant/applicant group will be considered.
Application is solely by submission of the official application form by email or postal delivery or hand delivery to the Loughs Agency headquarters building – see details below.
Projects must not have commenced before issue of Letter of Offer (anticipated to be early August 2012).
Projects must be such that they will complete by early December 2012.
Application form is attached to this email (word and pdf). In the event of difficulty with the attachments, email [email protected]
The Loughs Agency financial assistance policy is also attached.
Project scoring criteria will include (but not be limited to) the following.
Projects must have a good potential to clearly benefit the Foyle and/or Carlingford areas.
Projects must have a definite focus on marine tourism and/or angling.
Sustainable development must be evident.
Potential economic impact.
ADMINISTRATION AND JUDGING
The Loughs Agency reserves the right to allocate funding at its absolute discretion to meet its priority of sustainable development of marine tourism and angling in the Foyle and Carlingford areas.
The Agency will assess project proposals, scoring them and then prioritising the proposals (based on scoring). Funding will be allocated on the basis of that prioritisation exercise.
Email [email protected]
Telephone enquiries: from Republic of Ireland 048 7134 2100; from Northern Ireland 028 7134 2100
Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Road, Londonderry-Derry, Northern Ireland BT47 2AB
NOTE –the Agency accepts no responsibility for misdirected, delayed or lost mail (electronic or otherwise)