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County could benefit from scheme

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement of €20m in funding for rural towns and villages under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The funding, announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, is good news for rural Ireland.

“The scheme is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. Applications can range from €20,000 to a maximum of €100,000. Funding of up to €200,000 will also be considered for a limited number of projects which can deliver exceptionally strong economic benefit to a town and its outlying areas.

“The Town and Village Renewal Scheme will be funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and administered by Local Authorities.

“This funding will certainly bring tangible benefits to people and revitalise rural communities across Roscommon. Up to 300 towns and villages  fcross the country will benefit from funding under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal scheme, which will be made available over the next 15 months to support rural regeneration.”

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