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BIM will hold a series of public information sessions relating to the Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme and funding opportunities available to businesses in coastal communities.

The information sessions will take place in numerous locations around the coast of Ireland over the next few months with a webinar in March also planned to facilitate those who wish to attend online. The webinar will be recorded and made available online for ease of access for those who cannot attend.

People are being invited to come along to one of the Information Evenings to learn how businesses in Ireland’s rural 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.

Brenda O’Riordan, BIM Regional Officer, said the scheme has already received some very promising and innovative proposals and is encouraging others to come along to one of the information sessions to find out more about the funding available and get advice on preparing a submission.

Information sessions are talking place around the coast of Ireland throughout February and March including in Cobh, Tralee, Portmagee, Carna, Clifden, Limerick, Sligo and Mayo. All meetings will take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm each evening.

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

For full details of the Scheme visit www.bim.ie

or contact:

BRENDA O’RIORDAN +353 87 3512327 / brenda.oriordan@bim.ie
PAUL DOWNES +353 87 1171449 / paul.downes@bim.ie