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Published on October 4th, 2017 | by BoyleToday.com

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County gets €575,508 for projects

Atotal of €575,508 has been awarded to  projects throughout County Roscommon under the Town and Village

They include:

Ballyfarnon Community Centre and Courthouse…..€91,200

Ballyleague Marina Enhancements……………………€78,000

Boyle Town Enhancements…………………………..€100,000

Castlerea Enterprise Hub An Chistin………………..€100,000

Elphin Refurbish Secondary School………………….€100,000

Monksland Community Park…………………………..€56,292

Portrun………………………………………………………..€50,016

The 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance and develop rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.

Announcing the successful applicants today in Granard, Co. Longford, Minister Ring said: “The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is an important part of my Department’s work to rejuvenate and revitalise rural Ireland and should have a significant impact on towns and villages across the country.

“Following on from the success of the 2016 scheme, I am delighted to be able to allocate €21.6 million this year for projects in 281 towns and villages right across rural Ireland. This funding will be put to good use over the coming 12 months for the benefit of the people who live in rural Ireland.”

The Minister continued: “I have placed a particular emphasis this year on projects which have the capacity to support the economic development of rural town and villages as well as their neighbouring townlands.  The scheme will also support improvements to public amenities in town and village centres, to help make them more attractive places in which to live and work and to visit.”

“I am delighted with the response which I received to the call for proposals this year.  Amongst the successful projects which I am announcing are many fine examples of initiatives which will support enterprise and job creation.  I want to thank the Local Authorities for their efforts and co-operation in engaging with local and business communities to identify these projects. Most of the funding will benefit towns and villages, with populations of less than 5,000 people.”

Funding awarded to individual towns and villages this year generally range from €20,000 to €100,000, with 40 projects receiving in excess of €100,000 for more ambitious proposals.

The allocation of €21 million by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town and Village Renewal scheme follows the roll out earlier this year of a range of other initiatives to support rural Ireland, including the CLÁR scheme, the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure scheme and the Local Improvement Scheme.

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