Schull Regatta is among some 18 coastal community projects across County Cork from Baltimore to Fountainstown will benefit from €241,100 in funding this year. Another beneficiary is Passage West Maritime Museum that has received €18,555 for the redevelopment of the Cork Harbour Museum.
The grants are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.
Tanaiste and local TD Simon Coveney said, “The FLAGs initiative is proving a fantastic success and the grants awarded to our local coastal projects to date in 2018 will be a hugely important boost to our coastal communities here in Cork.
Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association received almost €40,000 in funding, while Clean Coasts Ballinamona and Passage West Maritime Museum received approximately €15,000 each, and ZT Fish, O’Driscolls Fish and Eire Bass also receiving significant funding.
Funkytown (Fountainstown), Castletownbere Rowing Club, Courtmacsherry Rowing Club, Baltimore Seafood Festival, Schull Regatta, Ellen Hutchins Festival and Cobh Summer Swing will also benefit from the grant aid.
More than 100 (106) grants worth €1.5 million have been awarded by our 7 coastal FLAG groups, bringing total FLAG grant offers in 2018 to €3.1 million.
“Successful projects included investments in micro seafood enterprises, marine tourism and marine leisure projects, heritage projects, small harbour facilities, and environmental and training projects.”
|Applicant||Project||Total Cost||Grant Aid|
|Funkytown Adventure Centre||The Secret South||5,630.00||2,815.00|
|Ellen Hutchins||Educational Coastal Videos||4,610.00||3,688.00|
|Ellen Hutchins Festival||Learning to Love Lichens and Explore the Shore (botany audit / survey / leaflet||2,500.00||2,000.00|
|Passage West Maritime Museum||Redevelopment of Museum||18,555.80||14,844.64|
|O’Driscolls Fish||Expandsion of business||24,900.00||19,920.00|
|Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association||Refurbishment of lifeboat slip||49,458.50||39,567.00|
|Oceans of Discovery||Scuba Diving Promotions Corks Underwater World||3,092.83||1,546.42|
|Schull Regatta Community Limited||Schull Regatta||2,500.00||2,000.00|
|Clean Coasts Ballinamona||Clean Coasts||19,923.42||15,938.74|
|Baltimore 2000||Baltimore Seafood Festival||2,500.00||2,000.00|
|Cobh Summer Swing||Festival||2,356.00||1,885.00|
|Ardfield-Rathbarry Galley Flash Rowing Club||Oar Purchase Project||4,492.00||2,246.00|
|ZT Fish Company Limited||Added Value Unit for locally sourced frozen prawn and whitefish products||53,167.80||26,583.90|
|Castletownbere Rowing Club||Training and safety equipment purchase||8,459.00||4,229.50|
|David ODriscoll Self Employed Fisherman||Training and certification for Able seafarer course and related training||2,180.00||1,090.00|
|Courtmacsherry Rowing Club Company Limited by Guarantee||Maximising the participation of the community and tourists in the sport of coastal and offshore rowing||9,840.00||4,920.00|
|Richie Ryan – EIRE BASS||Eire Bass saltwater fly fishing business upgrade||22,972.00||11,486.00|