Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2023

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas.  The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

The 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will see the development of natural amenities such as Ireland's mountains, lakes, beaches, bogs, walkways, greenways and blueways.

ORIS Scheme Outline 2023 (PDF) - 939 kbs  PDF

Sligo County Council is seeking expressions of interest for projects under the following headings:

Project Development Measure

Expression of Interest forms and scheme outline are detailed below.

Project Development Measure - Grant amount up to €50,000 for development costs for strategic large scale projects

Project Development Measure - Expression of Interest Form (DOCx) - 192 kbs  WORD

Expression of Interest forms shall be submitted to rogrady@sligococo.ie  

Closing Date: Monday 17th July 2023


Measures 1, 2 and 3

Sligo County Council are now seeking expressions of interest under Measures 1, 2 & 3.

Measure 1 - Grant amount up to €30,000 for small scale repair/development/promotion and marketing

Measure 1 - Expression of Interest Form (DOCx) - 197 kbs  WORD

Measure 2 - Grant amount up to €200,00 for medium scale repair/upgrade and new trail/amenity development

Measure 3 - Grant amount up to €500,000 for strategic large scale repair/upgrade and new strategic trail/amenity development

Measures 2 & 3 - Expression of Interest Form (DOCx) - 195 kbs  WORD

Expression of Interest forms for Measures 1, 2 & 3  shall be submitted to rogrady@sligococo.ie 

Closing Date: Monday 24th July 2023

As set out in the scheme details, projects with evidence of strong community engagement will be prioritised. 

As in previous years, the scheme does not include sporting activities which take place in the countryside on confined courses or pitches specifically designed and constructed for those events e.g., golf, football, show jumping or motorised activities such as quads/scramblers.