First Wicklow towns and villages to benefit from Covid support funding
Wicklow towns and villages have received a total of €56,655 in new funding to help them to adapt in the wake of the pandemic.
They are among 106 towns and villages across the country that will benefit immediately from €2.8 million in funding under the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The Wicklow projects that will benefit from the initial tranche of funding worth €56,655 are:
*Cluster of towns and villages (10 in total): The provision of equipment for 10 community centres to allow them reopen (€16,200);
*Dunlavin: A shop local campaign for the village (€4,455);
*Roundwood (pictured): Install pedestrian crossings, widen footpath and install new footpath linking playground to village (€36,000).
Announcing the funding, the Minister for Community and Rural Development, Heather Humphreys, said: “Local Authorities throughout the country have been developing creative and innovative proposals to increase footfall and assist businesses in our rural towns and villages.
“This tranche of funding announced today is part of an enhanced €25 million Town and Village Scheme which will continue to rejuvenate rural communities across Ireland.
“Further approvals under this hugely popular scheme will follow in a series of funding rounds that will be announced in the coming weeks. I expect that up to 500 towns and villages will be supported this year under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.”