I am not in a position to make any decisions regarding additional funds for the types of project referred to at this time. Any funding decision would fall to be made in the context of the overall budgetary situation later in the year.” Minister Phil Hogan.
The Network was formed a little over a year ago ... In that time the Network has moved from collective sessions on marketing, health & safety, scheduling, etc. to agreeing on sharing of festival equipment, developing a common constitution and even adopting a logo for use in shared signage. Remarkable progress in little more than a year.
The good news on the critical issue of LEADER’s eligibility to fund food projects is that a number of possible solutions have been identified. The bad news is that it will still be some time before LEADER companies like Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) can actually entertain new applications.