The Town and Village Scheme is one of a series of national and local support measures designed to rejuvenate small rural towns and villages throughout Ireland, under the Department of Rural & Community Development’s Rural Development Investment Programme.
The 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme will place particular emphasis on projects supporting remote working and enhancing town centre living as outlined in Our Rural Future - Rural Development Policy 2021-2025. The Scheme will support these objectives and will encourage more people to return confidently to town and village centres to work, shop and socialise.
Since the launch of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in 2016, over €93 million of funding has been approved for more than 1,340 projects across Ireland.
The minimum grant is available is €20,000. The maximum grant available is being raised this year to €500,000. The increase is being made to align the scheme with the type of projects and level of ambition identified in “Our Rural Future”.
Local Authorities are invited to submit up to 8 applications per Local Authority area under the 2021 T&V Scheme.
Project Development Measure
A new Project Development Measure (up to €50,000) is being introduced on a trial basis this year.
It is proposed that applications would involve:
development costs for one strategic large scale project that may be subsequently progressed with funding from the Town & Village Renewal Scheme e.g. detailed design, preparation for the planning and/or procurement, appropriate assessment etc.
grant funding of up to €50,000 is available at a 90% rate of aid.
How to apply
The 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme is now closed to applications.