Grant scheme for businesses to support motorhome development launched by Donegal County Council

Donegal County Council has launched a new grant scheme for local businesses that aims to support the development of overnight facilities for the caravan, camping, campervan and motorhome sector in the county.

The grant scheme will be open until the end of May targeting local businesses and will focus on supporting new and additional accommodation facilities in locations currently underserved in the county.

Last year a study was undertaken of the caravan, camping, campervan and motorhome sector in Donegal, which provided recommendations for the future sustainable development of this sector.

The study found that the increase in the number of visitors to the county over the last number of years has led to increased pressures in certain popular stop off locations around Donegal and pointed to the need for a more strategic approach to managing the development of this sector in a way that is both sustainable and viable.

One of the study recommendations focused on the need to provide for additional overnight facilities for the sector.

The grant aid is being offered at up to 50% of actual costs for local businesses and the application process is now open, with a closing date of 30th May.

It is proposed that a further call for applications from community and voluntary based groups will open in early June.

Application forms are available on the Donegal County Council website