About the Scheme
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.
Minister Ring has secured an allocation of €15 million for the scheme in 2018 and it is anticipated that up to 200 projects will be approved under this round. The 2018 scheme will again focus on measures which have a clear economic impact on rural towns and villages and the selection of projects will be by means of a competitive process.
The scheme will again be administered through Wexford County Council who will be required to work closely with local businesses and local communities to develop and implement ideas that can make a real and sustainable impact in revitalising rural towns and villages across the country.As part of the process Wexford County Council will be required to advertise for expressions of interest from towns and villages and up to 12 proposals may then be selected for development into detailed applications for submission to the Department.
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.
Please note that an Expression of Interest (EOI) form must be submitted on or before 5:00pm on Wednesday the 23rd May 2018. Any EOIs received late will not be considered. These EOIs will be assessed and 12 will be developed into detailed applications which must be lodged with the Department on or before the 30th June 2018.
- A Framework for Town Centre Renewal
- Town and Village Scheme 2018
- Town and Village Application Form 2018
- Town and Village Expression of Interest Form 2018
- Table 1 - Grant Recipients - Choosing the Correct Procurement Procedure (October 2017)
- Improve Access Increase Income Booklet
- Access for All Gardens Parks Community Spaces Information Booklet