The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (5th October 2018) announced that 224 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from over €21 million in funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development. Funding awarded to individual towns and villages this year generally ranges from €20,000 to €100,000, with 30 projects receiving between €100,000 and €200,000 for more ambitious proposals. Total funding amounts to €21,210,121.
Examples of projects being supported in today’s announcement are:
- €160,000 for the renovation and extension of the Aviation Museum in Shannon, Co Clare
- €100,000 for the refurbishment of Tourism Office in Buncrana, Co. Donegal
- €200,000 to restore the village Square in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny
- €200,000 to develop an Enterprise Hub in Cootehill, Co Cavan