Údarás na Gaeltachta has launched a support scheme worth €720,000 to support the recovery of the tourism sector in the Gaeltacht.
The Tourism Officer Management Development scheme will focus on the strategic development of the sector to assist with post pandemic recovery.
The focus of the scheme will be on tourism projects that will have a significant role in the development of various Gaeltacht areas.
Financial support of €60,000, over a period of two years, will be made available under the scheme as training supports for the employment of tourism officers in two types of tourism project:
• Community Based Visitor Centres, and
• Community Based Tourism Networks.
A fund of €720,000 is associated with the scheme which will support 12 projects that will be assessed following this competitive open call.
The scheme is directed at increasing skills and capabilities in the community based tourism sector and hence the scheme is limited to eligible community based/not for profit organisations. Scheme details and criteria are available at www.udaras.ie for applications to be submitted before 18 February 2022.