€55,000 funding for 'Gatherings'
WICKLOW will receive funding of up to €55,00 from the IPB Gathering Ireland fund.
The fund, which is a 50:50 partnership between IPB Insurance and The Gathering Ireland 2013 is in response to the rapidly growing number of gatherings being planned across the country for 2013.
The fund will be administered by local authorities across the State to support events and gatherings that have the capacity to attract overseas visitors.
Wicklow will receive up to a combined maximum fund allocation of €55,000 to support Gathering events and activities at a local level.
IPB Insurance has allocated €1 million of the fund to support local flagship events and activities in every city and county.
The fund will be distributed across city and county councils and will range from €25,000 and €60,000 to support up to three flagship events in each council area subject to approval based on application criteria.
In parallel, The Gathering Ireland 2013 has allocated a further €1 million to the fund to target other local and community events in each county. Grant amounts from €500- €2,500 will be made available to these events following approval through a short application process.
The Gathering Ireland 2013 is Ireland's biggest ever tourism initiative, providing an opportunity for those with ancestral links or an affinity to Ireland to play a part in and benefit from our economic recovery.