Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Rural and Community Development
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]
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.