Next Monday, March 21, is the closing date for Longford organisations to apply for funding under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.
The initiative, launched in 2014, provides a national fund of €1m and it builds on the community involvement legacy of The Gathering 2013 and is a joint partnership between Longford County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.
Administered locally by Longford County Council, interested parties are advised to contact Bernadette Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org 043 3343472 to apply.
“We all witnessed the benefits from The Gathering and this scheme gives us an opportunity to build on its legacy,” Longford County Council Cathaoirleach Gerry Warnock explained.
“The Community Tourism Initiative allows us to sustain many of the grass roots networks which sprang to life during The Gathering in Longford and sustain an infrastructure of events and relationships which will have long term tourism and social benefits for this region for many years to come.
“For that reason, I would urge anyone out there with a good idea or interesting event, which would help us to reach out to the diaspora, to get in touch with us and make an application.”