Funding opportunities for businesses in Wicklow’s Coastal Communities


Come along to the Information Evening to learn how businesses in Wicklow’s coastal communities can apply for funding through the Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme.  

With €25 million in funding available, this is the largest Scheme of its kind and is designed to stimulate growth in rural coastal communities.  

Funding is available to businesses operating within ten kilometres of the coastline, and involved in blue economy activities including seafood, coastal tourism, boat building and repair, marine leisure and sport, small non-commercial harbour or pier activities, and renewable energy initiatives.  

Find out more about the Scheme, how it can benefit you, your business and your community, and how to apply at the Information Evening on:  

Date:                     Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 6.30pm 

Location:              Arklow Bay Hotel, Co. Wicklow Y14 DX02 

Paul Downes, BIM Regional Officer, said the scheme has already received some very promising and innovative proposals and is encouraging others to come along to the information session to find out more about the funding available and to get advice on preparing a submission.  The information session is one of a number of events organised around the country. 

The Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme – Flying the flag for Ireland’s coastal communities.  

For full details of the Scheme visit  

or contact: 

PAUL DOWNES +353 87 1171449 / 

BRENDA O’RIORDAN +353 87 3512327 / 

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