***** OLDC NEWS ARCHIVE ITEM........... PUBLISHED 19.01.12 *****

Support for Festivals 2012


Under the Rural Development Programme operated by Offaly Local Development Company, funding can be applied for to support local festivals during 2012

Eligible activities include:

  • Marketing and promotional costs associated with the festival / event
  • Co-operative marketing initiatives among festivals will be prioritised

Operational costs including overheads / administrative expenses; entertainment costs; activities which have been or are being grant aided by other public sources; activities undertaken prior to grant approval; marketing merchandise are not eligible for funding.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from Community/Voluntary groups and Business, Enterprise networks and Private Promoters.

Grant aid:


Category One:

  • One & two day festivals up to maximum €3,000 (Priority will be given to two day festivals)

Category Two:

  • Festivals: 3 days or more and / or attracting at least 5,000 visitors / festival goers - €3,000 - €20,000.

Rates of Grant aid: 

  • 75% for community / voluntary group applications
  • 50% for enterprise group / business network, private promoter applications


Those interested in making an application under this festival call are requested to attend a two hour meeting prior to making a formal application.  This will be critical to the application process and will take place on Wednesday 25th January from 7pm - 9pm at Millennium House, Main Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly.  An application form will be made available at this meeting.


For further Information, please contact:

Caitriona Duggan  

Offaly Local Development Company,

Tullamore: Tel: 057 – 93 22850; Banagher: Tel: 057 9151622

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.offalyldc.ie

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