Loughs Agency announce funding for Carlingford Lough events

Declan McAteer Posted by
declan@newrytimes.com
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Community

The Loughs Agency has this week announced that it may provide funding for events that benefit the Carlingford area should they have an angling focus or should they focus on marine tourism.

Event organisers may receive up to £1000 in support for events through the Lough Agency’s Sustainable Development Fund. Full details from the Loughs Agency are below:

DATES AND DEADLINES

The current call is for event organisers seeking up to £1,000 support (or euro equivalent).

Completed application forms must be received at Loughs Agency headquarters by 9:30am 30th April 2012.

FINANCIAL DETAIL

Funding will not exceed £1,000 (or euro equivalent) per event.

Funding will be at a level of up to 75% of total eligible expenditure.

Public sector requirements apply for procurement (including quotes).

APPLICATIONS

No more than two applications per applicant 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.

Events must not have taken place before issue of Letter of Offer (anticipated to be mid May 2012).

PROJECT CRITERIA

Events must have a good potential to clearly benefit the Foyle and/or Carlingford areas.

Events must have a definite focus on marine tourism and/or angling.

Sustainable development must be evident.

The potential economic impact of holding an event is a key criteria.

The Agency will not fund any events that make a profit.

Assistance cannot be provided by the Agency if the purpose of an event is to raise money for a charity/charities.

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.

QUERIES

Email laura.mccready@loughs-agency.org

Telephone enquiries: from Republic of Ireland 048 7134 2100; from Northern Ireland 028 7134 2100

Loughs Agency,
22 Victoria Road,
Londonderry-Derry, N
orthern Ireland
BT47 2AB

To download Application form click here.

To download Financial Assistance Policy click here.

In the event of difficulty with the application form, email andrew.sides@loughsagency.org


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