• Series of regional events to highlight Government supports available to communities in rural Ireland
  • Information shared on how communities can access funding

 

 Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Friday 22 March) hosted the first of a series of “Rural Opportunity” briefing sessions for communities across Ireland. The events, along with an accompanying information campaign, are intended to raise awareness of the wide variety of Government supports available to rural communities.

The first of these briefings took place in the Concert Hall in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny today where Minister Ring was joined by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality.

Three further events are planned:

  • Wednesday 27 March, Granard, Co. Longford
  • Wednesday 10 April, Corofin, Co. Clare
  • Friday 12 April, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

The event was attended by community groups from rural areas that are interested in accessing Government supports.

Attendees were shown a series of video case studies of successful Government funded projects from the enterprise, tourism, community and artistic sectors. A number of individuals and community groups from the south-east area spoke about delivering their successful project and how they were able to access funding. The briefing also provided an update on how to access funding for rural, or community, projects.

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