Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas.

Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development recently announced funding of €10 million under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020.  The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas. The Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas, such as cycleways, walking trails, blueways and mountain access routes. The 2020 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will provide funding under 3 separate measures:

  • Measure 1: Small Scale repair/Promotion and Marketing (grant up to €20,000).
  • Measure 2: Medium scale repair/upgrade and new Trail/Amenity Development (grant up to €200,000).
  • Measure 3: Large scale Repair/upgrade and new Strategic Trail/Amenity Development (grant up to €500,000).Project applications are submitted via the Local Authorities under all Measures.

Details of the 2020 Scheme can be found below. 

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for projects under all measures.

Expressions of Interest should include as much information as possible, including project details, location, estimated cost if known etc.

The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is August, 31st 2020 and all Expressions of Interest should be submitted to community@meathcoco.ie.

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