Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Photo of Martin HeydonMartin Heydon (Kildare South, Fine Gael)
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18. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the processing of applications from County Kildare under the 2019 town and village renewal scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43826/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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The Town and Village Scheme has become a hugely significant funding stream for the regeneration of small towns and villages throughout Ireland.  Since the scheme was introduced in the second half of 2016, almost €53 million has been approved for more than 670 projects across the country.

This includes funding of just over €1.3 million for 19 projects in Co Kildare.  The scheme allocated funding for public realm improvements and Town Health checks in towns such as Kilcullen, Rathangan and Straffan in 2018. 

Over 300 applications for funding were received under the 2019 Town and  Village Scheme.  This includes 11 applications from Kildare County Council.

My officials have completed their assessment of all of the applications received and the successful applicants will be announced very shortly.  A list of all of the approved projects will be published on the Gov.ie website along with the announcement.


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