The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today 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 €21,230,121.
Announcing the funding, Minister Ring said: “Over 220 rural towns and villages are getting really positive news today. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is an important part of the Government’s work to rejuvenate rural Ireland and is having a significant impact on towns and villages across the country.
The Waterford projects receiving funding are:
An Rinn Erection of interactive and interpretive signage €64,000
Ardmore Upgrade pilgrim path walk €100,000
Copper Coast Area Signage and information signs for Copper Coast Trail €64,000
Kill Village enhancement €80,000
Kilmacthomas Restoration of station house and signal box, public realm works. €100,000
Kilmeaden Cycle/walk link from Waterford Greenway to Kimeaden village €96,000
Lismore Repair and upgrade two woodland walks €92,000
Mahon Bridge Expand existing trail walk €80,000
Waterford Estuary Upgrade and extension of cliff walk etc €80,000
Welcoming the funding Councillor Declan Doocey, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford said: “This is really positive news for nine of our towns and villages all across Waterford and the allocation of this funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme is an important part of the Government’s work to rejuvenate rural Ireland and is having a significant impact on towns and villages across the country”