Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Schemes

Photo of Steven MatthewsSteven Matthews (Wicklow, Green Party)
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516. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of towns and villages in County Wicklow that have been awarded funding under the town and village renewal scheme in the lifetime of this Government, broken down by funding level, location and year, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28712/24]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS) was introduced in 2016 and is one of a number of measures designed to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland. Since the launch of the scheme over €177 million has been allocated to almost 1,800 projects across Ireland.

Over €3.4 million in funding has been approved for 36 projects in Wicklow since 2020.

In line with the commitment in Our Rural Future, TVRS priorities are reviewed at the end of each scheme year to ensure that funding is targeted effectively to support vibrant and attractive communities and to respond to changing needs and opportunities. They will be reviewed again in advance of the announcement of the 2024 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which is due to launch in quarter four of 2024.

Further details requested by the Deputy regarding the funding awarded in Wicklow under TVRS since the formation of this Government in 2020 are appended to this answer.

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