The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, and is part of a range of measures to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme will be funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be administered through Louth County Council.
For 2019, the main focus of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will be on public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities. Measures to encourage town centre living will also be welcome.
Proposals in respect of towns/villages most in need of support and/or towns and villages which have not previously applied, or have not been successful under the scheme, will be particularly welcome this year.
Selection of projects under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2019 will be by means of a competitive process. Full involvement by community interests and business interests will be an essential feature of successful projects. Successful proposals will include activities which have clear positive economic impacts on the town/village.
Full details of the scheme are available here or on request by email to Barry.Eaton@louthcoco.ie The Council wish to receive Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) which are available to download here.
Louth County Council will be hosting an information session for all interested groups in the Dee Hub, Ardee, Co Louth on Monday 13th May at 6:30pm.
EOI’s should be returned to Barry Eaton, Town & Village Renewal Scheme Applications, Community Section, Louth County Council, County Hall, Dundalk, Co. Louth by 4pm on Tuesday 28th May 2019. Late EOI’s will not be considered after this date.