Roscommon Integrated Development Company (RIDC) has issued its last call for festival funding.
Under the LEADER programme, there is provision for the funding of community festivals. Roscommon Integrated Development Company in partnership with Fáilte Ireland and as part of Roscommon Tourism strategy, are open for applications for 2010 Community Festivals and cultural events. The primary aim of the Festivals and Cultural Events Initiative is to encourage the spatial spread of visitors throughout the county by strategically investing in attractive and sustainable festivals and cultural events that enhance the local tourism product and in turn expand regional tourism.
The Board of RIDC, in partnership with Roscommon Tourism Action Group aim to develop a Calendar of Festivals and Events for County Roscommon. If your community has a festival or event which has expected expenditure less than €10,000 RIDC wants you to contact or email the Company so that they can establish a database and provide this information to the Roscommon Tourism Strategy Group and possible inclusion in our Calendar of Festivals and Events. The closing date for applications for funding for 2010 is Friday January 22nd, 2010.
For further information please contact RIDC, Castle St, Roscommon Town or (090) 66 30252. Alternatively you can download an application form from www.ridc.ie