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CAPITEN Maritime Festival Funding

Donegal County Council understands the importance of continuing to develop and promote Donegal as a quality marine tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way and our involvement in the EU funded CAPITEN project has now created opportunities for funding and marketing support for maritime festivals and events to be held in Donegal in 2019.


This funding call is now open and the deadline for applications is Friday 25th January 2019.

The CAPITEN project (‘Atlantic Cluster For The Technology and Economic Innovation in the Nautical sector’) is an EU Interreg funded project under the AAP (Atlantic Area Programme). Donegal County Council is responsible for maritime festivals and events as part of the CAPITEN project and the aim is to grow and support them throughout Donegal.  The CAPITEN project will enhance Donegal’s international profile as a maritime destination of excellence with a range of excellent maritime festivals and events.

A call for funding applications for maritime themed festivals and events as part of the CAPITEN project has now opened. Applications from maritime festival and event organisers for 2019 are now being sought. Only events held in County Donegal with a maritime theme or connection are eligible to apply. 

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for funding for your maritime festival or event sponsored by the CAPITEN project, please click here and complete the online application form by Friday 25 January 2019 at 5pm.


If you have any queries, please e-mail Joy Harron - [email protected]