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Loughs Agency Sustainable Development Fund Opens – Call for Applications

13 March 2015
The Lough’s Agency have formally announced the opening of their 2015 Sustainable Development Fund Programme commencing on Friday 13th March 2015. The Agency is encouraging applications from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors for financial assistance to support angling development, conservation and protection of fisheries and marine tourism in the Foyle and Carlingford catchments.
Grant aid at a rate of 75% up to £7,500.00 is available for eligible development projects with a further grant of up to £1,000.00 accessible for events and festivals
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 4pm.
Application forms are available by download from links below or by application to Loughs Agency. Application is solely by submission of the official application form by email or postal delivery or hand delivery to the Loughs Agency headquarters building. Please note that the Agency accepts no responsibility for misdirected, delayed or lost applications (electronic or otherwise).


INFORMATION SESSIONS
Information sessions will be held in the following venues:

Date Time Location
Wed 18th March 10.00 – 12.00
Inishowen
Greencastle Community Centre: Room 2
Drumaweir
Greencastle
Co Donegal
Wed 18th March 2.30 – 4.30
Derry~Londonderry
Loughs Agency HQ
22 Victoria Road
Prehen
Derry~Londonderry
BT47 2AB
Wed 18th March 7.00 – 9.00pm
Limavady
Limavady Rugby Club
Desmesne Place
Limavady
BT49 0HG
Thursday 19th March 10.00 – 12.00
Omagh
Strule Arts Centre (Dance Studio)
Townhall Square
Omagh
BT78 1BL
Thursday 19th March 2.30 – 4.30
Stranorlar
Finn Valley Leisure Centre
Millbraee
Stranorlar
Donegal
Thursday 19th March 6.00 – 8.00pm
Strabane
Alley Arts & Conference Centre:Room 4
1a Railway Street
Strabane
County Tyrone
BT82 3EF
Friday 20th March 2.30 – 4.30
Newry
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
1a Bank Parade
Newry
BT35 6HP
Friday 20th March 2.30 – 4.30
Carlingford
Carlingford Heritage Centre
Church Road
Carlingford
Co Louth

Other information sessions may be arranged – check this web page for updates.


DATES AND DEADLINES
Completed application forms must be received at Loughs Agency headquarters by Wednesday 1st April 2015 to permit assessment. The Sustainable Development Fund may reopen again at a later date subject to budget availability and at the Agency’s absolute discretion.


THEMES
The Loughs Agency is seeking applications under the following themes:
SDF EVENTS – Funding of up to £1,000 (or euro equivalent) at up to 75% support.
SDF CAPITAL AND DEVELOPMENT – Funding of up to £7,500 (or euro equivalent) at up to 75% support. Key themes for the capital and development programme include:
• River access measures
• Marine access measures
• Accommodation improvements that will benefit Marine Tourism/Angling
• New or improved marine/angling experiences
• Training and skills development
• Marketing and promotion activities
• Festival and events
• Innovative enhancement / restoration to improve fish stocks


For more information on assessment criteria and to download forms click here.

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