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Rural Development Schemes, LEADER, EU Grant applications

Minnock Agri have 20 years experience in dealing with Rural Development projects and have been instrumental in establishing many quality Rural Development projects in the country.

Pat Minnock has been involved in the establishment of Carlow LEADER and Carlow County Enterprise Board and he is widely experienced in all aspects of EU Grant Schemes for the rural dweller/community.

Pat Minnock has been enormously influential in the establishment of a quality tourism package, particularly in County Carlow, and has been involved with many rural dwellers in the setting up of hostels, self-catering facilities and B&Bs. He has also been active in the establishment of walking, cycling and horse riding trails in many counties.

Diversification and Off-farm Activities
Pat Minnock has been instrumental in establishing many diverse off-farm enterprises -
•    quad biking
•    astroturf pitches
•    small craft enterprises such as wood turning, cookery
•    open farms
•    mushroom production


Grant Applications for Business
Minnock Agri has assisted many businesses with grant applications under various EU Schemes -
•    cruising on the Barrow
•    micro-brewery
•    English language school
•    eels processing
•    restoration of great houses and gardens
•    horse brokerage
•    specialised feed for equine industry
•    laser cartridge recycling
•    plastic extrusion
•    specialised welding
•    restoration of Victorian beds
•    security business
•    native gardens with wild Irish flowers

Grant Applications for Clubs

Under the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism Capital Programme Minnock Agri has been involved in many sporting organisations and clubs in accessing and helping to draw down funding for various projects, including sports halls, basketball halls, community halls, soccer, rugby and GAA clubs.  Also -
•    archery
•    karate
•    water sports
•    clay pigeon shooting
•    cross-country jumping for horses
•    flying club

If you have a new or innovative idea for a small or large project Pat Minnock is the man to talk to.