South Tipperary Development Company has secured €1.239 million in funding to invest in rural agri-business, business and tourism projects around the county.
The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government is to provide the funding to the Development Company for Rural Development Programme projects ranging from tourism walks, community centres and heritage trails to small farming tourism and food enterprises.
Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes, who announced news of the funding on Monday, said the allocation will allow contracts to be issued for project already approved by the Development Project.
“The Department will be in direct contact with South Tipperary Development Company in the next two weeks to finalise these projects,” he said.
Isabel Cambie of South Tipperary Rural Development Company said the Department hadn’t notified them of the funding allocation yet and they don’t expect to receive official notification until after May 13.
She pointed out that while they have a list of projects lined up for grant aid under this scheme, STDC is still open to new applications
“If people have project they wish to submit for funding we will consider them but we can’t make any guarantees to anybody,” she said.