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Policy Information

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Published: 22 November 2018
From: Department of Rural and Community Development

The Town and Village Renewal scheme is an initiative under the Action Plan for Rural Development.

The scheme is one of a series of national and local support measures designed to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland. It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and managed by local authorities.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme Outline 2019


The scheme aims to:

  • revitalise towns and villages
  • improve the living and working environment of rural communities
  • increase the potential for increased economic activity into the future

Some of the projects approved include employment initiatives, tourist amenities, and other measures to make small towns and villages more attractive and sustainable places to live and work.

Under the 2018 scheme, up to 80% of the total cost for each approved project is provided by the department, with the remaining 20% being provided either through community contribution and/or the local authority.

How to Apply

To make an application for Town and Village Renewal Scheme funding, please see here.

For a list of projects funded by the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, please see here.

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