Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1378)

Michael Healy-Rae


1378. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if funding is available for regattas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19302/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

Funding for the activity referenced by the Deputy may be available through my Department, under the LEADER Programme, to support community and voluntary groups in rural Ireland. Applications for funding can be made directly to the relevant Local Action Groups.

The group referenced can contact the Implementing Partner for the area of Kerry referred to by the Deputy which is South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd., West Main St., Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

Contact details for South Kerry Development Partnership are as follows:

Telephone: 066 94 72724, E-mail:

In order for a project to be eligible for LEADER funding, it must be compatible with the actions outlined in the approved Local Development Strategy for the relevant LEADER area, and it must comply with the Operating Rules and EU Regulations in place for the programme.

The decision to approve a project, or otherwise, is a matter for the Local Action Group (LAG) which administers the programme in each LEADER area.  Interested applicants should, in the first instance, contact the relevant LAG through its Implementing Partners to discuss funding that may be available.