A number of Sligo based marine projects will benefit from almost €70,000 worth of funding announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD this week.
The investment is part of an overall fund of €300,000 worth of grant aid for 22 coastal community based projects across both counties of Sligo and Mayo.
The funding is being provided by Board Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group and includes almost two thousand euro worth of grant aid for the Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival which takes place in Rosses Point every summer.
Also set to benefit is the Maugherow Community Development Company who received thirty five thousand euro worth of aid towards their marine hard stand at Raghly Harbour.
Sligo Bay Sup will benefit from one thousand euro of grant aid towards their Monster Stand Up Paddle Board project. While St Patrick’s National School in Ballinful are to receive thirteen thousand euro towards their Sailing for Children initiative which provides pupils at the school with lifelong maritime skills.
Elsewhere, Rosses Point Development Association have been provided with almost €16,000 worth of funding to go towards their Community Centre Development project.