Written answers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Schemes

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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652. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when she expects the next round of town and village renewal funding to be released; the details of applicants in County Kerry under the current rounds being considered; the projects proposed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [62921/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The Town and Village Renewal Scheme provides funding to support the revitalisation of our rural towns and villages. The 2021 Scheme was launched with an indicative budget of €15 million and places particular emphasis on addressing vacancy and dereliction, projects supporting remote working, and enhancing town centre living.

I can confirm that Kerry County Council has submitted eight applications to my Department under the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme seeking funding of approximately €1.3 million in total.

Applications from all counties, including County Kerry, are currently undergoing a formal assessment process. That assessment process is nearing conclusion and I expect to announce the successful applications shortly.


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