County Wexford Chamber welcomes Failte Ireland Grant of €228,000

County Wexford Chamber welcomes the grant of €228,000 from Failte Ireland for Outdoor Dining.

Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD and Fáilte Ireland have today (8th September) announced €228,000 funding to Wexford County Council for outdoor dining under the Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme. The funding has been allocated to Monck Street, Wexford Town.

Deputy CEO Emma Dunphy said “This funding will assist local Businesses in extending their outdoor dining service all year round. This is a key part of Business Recovery and will provide more options to both visitors and locals”.

Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme opened for applications in March 2021 and comprises two parts. All Local Authorities were invited to apply to Fáilte Ireland for funding under Part Two – Local Authority Weatherproofing & Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme – to develop streets and public spaces to facilitate outdoor dining in urban tourism centres, enabling access to outdoor seating for extended periods throughout the year.

Part One of the Scheme – Outdoor Seating and Accessories – supports individual hospitality businesses with grants of up to €4,000 for seating, tables and outdoor accessories.  Closing date for receipt of applications is September 30th 2021.