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Sligo Yacht Club Awarded €33k in Fisheries Local Action Groups Grant Awards

21st September 2020
Sligo Yacht Club at Rosses Point Sligo Yacht Club at Rosses Point

County Sligo was a big winner in the Fisheries Local Action Groups awards announced today with Sligo Yacht Club getting €33,465.00 to improve the facilities and Sligo County Council were awarded €32,396.84 for a Temporary Pontoon Project.

On the East coast, Greystones Sailing Club got an 80% grant of €7,920.00 Junior and Adult sail training programme. And in North Dublin, Skerries Rowing Club got an 80% grant of 49,318.40 for Design Team Fees for its Rowing Club Boathouse.

Scroll down for the full allocations below

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., announced the award of further grants worth €1.2 million to 56 local community groups and micro enterprises by the seven Fisheries Local Action Groups established under Ireland’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme. The grants are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

Announcing the grant awards, Minister McConalogue said: “I am delighted to announce today a further 56 coastal projects to benefit from EMFF funding through the seven Fisheries Local Action Groups established as part of my Department’s EMFF Programme supporting the development of our seafood sector and coastal communities. These latest grant awards mean a total of €2.7 million FLAG funding has been awarded this year alone to 155 coastal projects”.

Minister McConalogue added: “Many of the projects benefitting from EMFF FLAG funding are non-commercial projects benefitting the whole community in their coastal area. Such projects can often secure up to 80% of the project cost, making a real difference to the viability of such projects. This is just one of the ways in which my Department’s EMFF Programme is making a real difference for our coastal communities”.

Details of the individual grant awards are set out below for each of the 7 FLAGs.

 FLAG North

Applicant

Project Title

Support Rate

Total Cost

Grant Aid

Cumann Staire agus Seanchais na nOileán 

Cumann Staire agus Seanchais na nOileán (benches) Phase 2

80%

2,300.00

1,840.00

Inver Community Centre Company Limited by Guarantee

Inver Community Centre - Enhancing an Existing Community Asset Phase 2

80%

4,995.64

3,996.51

Forest View Lodges

Forest View Lodges Phase 2

40%

16,500.00

6,600.00

Uachtar Reoite Bunglas

Uachtar Reoite Bunglas Phase 2

40%

22,497.00

8,998.80

Croi na Farraige/Heart of the Sea - Digital Media Maritime Heritage Project & TV Documentary

Inishowen Community Media Network (ICMN) Phase 2

80%

12,250.00

9,800.00

Áislann Chill Chartha

Riverside Cáfe, The Áislann Phase 2

80%

12,755.50

10,204.40

Atlantic Coastal Cruises

Underwater Drone

50%

4,454.00

2,227.00

Niall Sweeney

Improving Local Services

40%

7,950.00

3,180.00

Gola Island Outdoor Education

Launch and retrieval of rescue craft / Transportation of equipment to main pier. (Trailer, Kayaks etc.)

50%

9,300.00

4,650.00

Seirbhísí Mara An Uillinn Teo

Provision of a crane on workboat

50%

12,000.00

6,000.00

Laurentic Legacy

The Ulster Canada Initiative

80%

9,066.00

7,252.80

Michael Bonner Engineering

Provision of a Mobile Sand Blasting Unit

40%

24,500.00

9,800.00

Donegal Bay Rowing Club 

Safety Boat Upgrade

80%

12,965.00

10,372.00

Donegal Bay Sub Aqua Club Search & Recovery 

St John's Point - railings

80%

17,600.00

14,080.00

Niall Mór Community & Enterprise Centre

Centre Upgrade

80%

€18,725.00

€14,980.00

Malin Head Fishermans Co-operative Society

Fork Lift

60%

€29,500.00

€17,700.00

LAN Ctr (Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha Cuideachta faoi Theorainn Ráthaíochta)

Ag Leathnú Cumais (Added Capacity)

80%

€25,118.00

€20,094.40

Seabound Engineering Ltd

Mobile generator and other specialized engineering equipment

50%

€16,600.00

€8,300.00

Donegal County Council

St. John’s Pier Development

60%

€24,000.00

€14,400.00

Donegal County Council

Ice Making Equipment for Rannagh Pier

70%

€30,474.50

€21,332.15

Total Fitness PLC

Total Fitness Outdoor Project

40%

€39,640.00

€15,856.00

Killybegs Catch Ltd. Trading as Shines Seafood

Head office and storage unit refurbishment

50%

€63,000.00

€31,500.00

         
   

Total

416,190.64

243,164.06

       

 

FLAG NorthWest

Applicant

Project Title

Support Rate

Total Cost

Grant Aid

Eachtrai UISCE Teoranta T/A UISCE

U.I.S.C.E. Business Development Plan 2020/21

50%

35,504.00

17,752.00

Ballyglass Crew Yachtmaster

Ballyglass Crew Yachtmaster

50%

5,300.00

2,650.00

Sligo County Council

Temporary Pontoon Project

60%

53,994.74

32,396.84

Newport 300

Year long celebration of 300 year History

80%

27,043.00

21,634.40

Grainne Uaile Search & Recovery Unit

Dry suits & surface suits for diving & surface searching

80%

11,061.00

8,848.80

Bia Mara Inis Toirc

Bia Mara Inis Toirc

50%

23,655.98

11,827.99

Cumann Iascairí Chois Chósta Iorrais Teo

Mobile Boat Lifting Trailer

80%

90,000.00

72,000.00

Sligo Yacht Club

Improve the facilities at Sligo Yacht Club

60%

55,775.00

33,465.00

Muintir a' Chorrain Teo

Maritime Information Boards

80%

11,466.44

9,173.15

         
   

Total

313,800.16

209,748.18


FLAG NorthEast

Applicant

Project Title

Support Rate

Total Cost

Grant Aid

Fingal County Council

Fingal Operational and Technical Harbour Marine Supports Pilot Project

100%

30,000.00

30,000.00

Irish Commercial Charter Boats

Purchase of new workboat

50%

160,000.00

80,000.00

Skerries Rowing Club

Design Team Fees for Skerries Rowing Club Boathouse

80%

61,648.00

49,318.40

WSHI Limited trading as Howth Castle Cookery School


FLAG South

Lawrence Cove Ferries Ltd

Crane Upgrade for Vessel ‘An tOileanach’

50%

197,000.00

98,500.00

Fish Seafood Deli Ltd

The Fresh Fish Deli

50%

100,806.00

50,403.00

Cork County Council

Provision of Sweeper for collection of Net Repair Trimmings, Union Hall, Baltimore & Kinsale

100%

36,850.00

36,850.00

Aghada Sea Scout Group (Scouting Ireland)

Safety Boat Upgrade

80%

23,862.00

19,089.60

         
   

Total

358,518.00

204,842.60


FLAG South West

Applicant

Project Title

Support Rate

Total Cost

Grant Aid

Caherciveen Rowing Club

Seine Boat Restoration

50%

10,000.00

5,000.00

         
   

Total

10,000.00

€5,000.00

       


FLAG West

Applicant

Project Title

Support Rate

Total Cost

Grant Aid

Galway Bay Seafoods Ltd

Galway Docklands Experiences

50%

4,950.00

2,475.00

Ionad na Feamainne

Ionad Suathaireachta na Feamainne - The Seaweed Therapy / Holistic centre

80%

107,911.00

86,328.80

Bláth na Mara Teoranta - Aran Islands Seaweed

eCommerce development for new retail product line and tourism & education aspect

50%

20,992.00

10,496.00

M O Malley Shellfish

Upgrade access to and renovate existing grading shed and holding tanks

40%

29,224.00

11,689.60

Comharchumann Forbartha Árann Teoranta

Sales & Marketing & Branding Campaign for Bia Farraige Arann  - Seaweed Processing

80%

35,000.00

28,000.00

Killary Fjord Shellfish Ltd

Hard-framed weather proof long gazebo

50%

9,500.00

4,750.00

Comharchumann Forbartha Árann Teoranta

Up grading of seaweed processing facility

80%

63,000.00

50,400.00

         
   

Total

€270,577.00

€194,139.40

 

FLAG SouthEast

Applicant

Project Title

Support Rate

Total Cost

Grant Aid

Helen Blake Community Group

Preparation, Development and Marketing of Helen Blake Replica Lifeboat as a Major Tourist Attraction

80%

87,141.19

69,712.95

Rathangan Senior Citizens Housing Association CLG

McCall's Community Centre

80%

70,060.00

56,048.00

Waterford Institute of Technology (on behalf of the Creaden Project Steering Group).

Creaden Project

80%

72,399.10

57,919.28

Greystones Sailing Club

Junior and Adult sail training programme

80%

9,900.00

7,920.00

Ray McGrath

Gaultier Heritage Rambles book.   The book is entitled Heritage Rambles in Gaultier, Waterford's Maritime Barony

50%

6,925.00

3,462.50

Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club

Upgrading/replacement of old canoes

80%

5,238.00

4,190.40

6th Wexford (Tuskar) Sea Scouts

Provision of Sea Scout Pontoon in Small Boat Safe, Rosslare Hbr

80%

7,767.83

6,214.26

Tintern Trails Committee

To purchase and install a suitable external sign at the entrance to Tintern site.

80%

4,867.00

3,893.60

Cheekpoint Development Group

Cheekpoint Lower Harbour Wall Painting

80%

9,380.00

7,504.00

         
   

Total

273,678.12

216,865.00

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