5 locations across County Wexford are set to benefit from €691,206 in funding for a variety of community-led projects. The welcome news was announced today (1st November 2019) by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, when he gave details of grant allocations totalling more than €15 million to 156 towns and villages across Ireland under the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The Wexford applications submitted under the Scheme were identified by their respective local community groups and businesses, in conjunction with Wexford County Council. Approved projects range from community, tourism, employment initiatives and other measures aimed to help make small towns and villages a more attractive and more sustainable places in which to live and work.
Under the Scheme, the majority of funding is earmarked for towns and villages with a population of 5000 of less, with each county council invited to submit up to 12 applications to the Department of Rural and Community Development for consideration.
Welcoming the announcement, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Councillor Michael Sheehan paid tribute to all local community groups and associations across County Wexford and commended them on their continuing efforts to improve their local areas.
CEO of Wexford County Council, Tom Enright also warmly welcomed the announcement of funding for the Wexford applications and said the Council looks forward to supporting the 5 communities achieve their goals.