The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure. It also provides support for the necessary repair, maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.
The scheme supports sporting and recreational pursuits. It helps to make use of the resources of the countryside that contribute to healthy active lifestyles. It supports the economic and tourism potential of the area for both local communities and tourist visitors alike.
It provides funding for:
- development, extensions and repair of trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways
- improved access to outdoor leisure or recreational facilities
- development of outdoor recreational infrastructure
Applications are accepted by County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company CLG under ORIS (Measure 1)*.
* Measure 1: Small-scale repair/development/promotional and marketing projects of grant aid amounts up to €30,000
Eligible Activities: Small scale projects that are in line with the objectives and focus of the Scheme.
This includes, but is not limited to, the upkeep, repair and development of trails, walkways, mountain
access routes, cycleways, blueways recreational facilities at bogs, rivers, lakes and beaches, natural
play areas that form part of a larger outdoor recreation project and the promotion and marketing of
such infrastructure. Projects should, where possible, indicate how they are inclusive of people with
disabilities and older adults.
Download Expression of Interest Application
Closing date for completed Expressions of Interest is 11 August 2023 at 5pm.