Donegal coastal communities to share over €580,000 in FLAG funding


The Government has announced grants worth more than €580,000 for coastal communities around Donegal.

46 projects countywide are to share the funding with a focus this year on enterprise, innovation, job creation and enhancing skills.

In a statement, Donegal Minister Joe McHugh described it as a fantastic investment in our coastal communities – the enterprises, festivals, local groups, events and those who work to support their local areas along the Atlantic.

He says it’s an endorsement of the various communities work and initiatives along the Donegal coast to make a positive impact for the people who live and work there

The grants are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.
Minister McHugh added that everything from fishing to aquaculture and maritime industries to tourism and culture is being supported in the EMFF programme and the backing that it gives is making a big impression around our county.

Details of the FLAG scheme and how to apply can be found at

The full list of Flag awards for Donegal is here: