Cllr. Tony Murphy congratulates Naul and Balrothery on successful applications for the towns & villages renewal funds

October 5, 2017 0

Cllr. Tony Murphy would like to congratulate the communities of Naul and Balrothery on their successful applications for the towns and villages across rural Ireland renewal funds. Balrothery receive €100,000 and Naul €76,000  Unfortunately areas with a population over 10,000 people were excluded.  Well done to both communities.

The Town and Village Renewal scheme is an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential, and is part of a suite of national and local support measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland. It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is administered by the Local Authorities.

The delivery of an enhanced Town and Village Scheme was a commitment in the Programme for A Partnership Government and the Action Plan for Rural Development. Under the 2017 scheme, up to 80% of the total cost for each approved project will be provided by the Department, with the remaining 20% being provided either through community contribution and/or the Local Authority.

Under the 2017 scheme a wide variety of projects have been approved. These projects have been identified by local community groups and businesses, in conjunction with their Local Authorities. Projects approved range from employment initiatives to tourism amenities, and other measures aimed to help make small towns and villages a more attractive and more sustainable places in which to live and work.