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Rural Opportunity

Rural Opportunity showcases some of the best examples of how rural communities are accessing government supports and funds to shape their own destinies. This is being demonstrated through a coordinated series of regional events, announcements and video case studies.

Attendees at the events are being briefed on how funding has been accessed for successful rural, or community, projects. They are also finding out what steps they need to take to get support for their projects.

Rural Opportunity events are taking place at the following locations:

KilkennyThomastown Concert Hall 2pm – 22nd March
LongfordGranard Library9am – 27th March
Clare St. Patrick's Hall, Corofin 9am – 10th April
DonegalBluestack Centre, Letterbarra, Drimarone 9am - 12th April

Community groups interested in accessing government funding for rural projects have been invited to attend.

Attendees at the regional events are hearing from representatives of rural communities who have successfully availed of supports and delivered a programme or project in their locality. These projects have made a positive impact in terms of community development and resilience, enterprise or job development, tourism development and similar themes.

It is hoped that in communicating these success stories that other communities will be inspired to develop a vision for their areas and will access the supports available through Project Ireland 2040 and various other government initiatives.

Rural Opportunity is a cross-government initiative led by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Further information on its funding schemes can be found here.

Information on funding schemes from other departments can be accessed through the links below.

You can download the information leaflets containing information about the full range of rural funding here.