Funding available to businesses in Galway’s coastal communities

galway daily news coastal community funding grants info evening

Three information evenings will take place this month for businesses in Galway’s coastal communities to learn how they can apply for funding through the Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme.

With €25 million in funding available, this is the largest scheme of its kind and is designed to stimulate growth in rural coastal communities.

Funding is available to businesses operating within ten kilometres of the coastline, and involved in blue economy activities.

These activities include seafood, coastal tourism, boat building and repair, marine leisure and sport, small non-commercial harbour or pier activities, and renewable energy initiatives.

Information evenings in Galway

Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 6.30pm – Ionad Carna, Carna.

Thursday 16 February 2023 at 6.30pm – Station House Hotel, Galway Road, Clifden.

Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 6.30pm – An Crumpán, Carraroe.

Paul Downes, BIM Regional Officer, said the scheme has already received some very promising and innovative proposals from businesses along Galway’s coastline and is encouraging others to come to an information evening to find out more about the funding available and to get advice on preparing a submission.

For full details of the Scheme visit