Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable.

This scheme is now closed.

On Monday 3rd May 2021, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced €15 million in funding to help revitalise rural towns and villages post Covid-19.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is designed to breathe new life into rural communities - making them more attractive places to live, work, socialise and raise a family.

The initiative is a key part of "Our Rural Future" – the Government’s five year strategy to revitalise rural Ireland.

The measures that will be supported by the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme include:

  • Tackling dereliction in town centres
  • Turning vacant properties into remote working and community spaces
  • Supporting Local Authorities to run innovative marketing campaigns targeted at attracting remote workers to their county
  • Investing in green spaces, parks and recreational amenities
  • Upgrading and improving shop fronts & streetscapes on Main Streets
  • Projects that support and enhance the night time economy and add vibrancy to town centres

The closing date for the receipt of Expressions of Interest was, Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Town & Village 2021 - Scheme Outline and Expression of Interest form