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Minister Ring announces €15 million for economic recovery in rural towns and villages

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, on Wednesday 27th May announced details of a €15 million allocation for the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is one element of a €30 million package of integrated supports that the Minister is launching this week as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme which is funded under Project Ireland 2040. The other elements of the package are the CLÁR Programme which was launched on Monday last, and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which will be announced later in the week.

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that support our rural towns and villages to be more attractive and sustainable. This year’s scheme will, in particular, support projects that aid the economic and social recovery of towns and villages in response to COVID-19.

Full details of the 2020 Town & Village Scheme are available here.

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