A grant of €40,000 has been announced for Boyle this morning under the ‘Town and Villlage Accelerated Measure in Repsonse to Covid-19’ fund.
The money will be spent on providing equipment in the town for ‘temporary outdoor trading and recreation under cover’.
A number of other elements were also included in the initial application from Boyle Town Team in conjunction with Roscommon County Council, and they are now awaiting clarification to see if these elements have been included in the allocation.
The news was announced this morning by Fine Gael T.D. for Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon and Minister for State Frank Feighan who has welcomed the allocation of almost €300,000 by the Minister for Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys T.D for 11 projects in the Constituency under the second round of the Governments 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Minister Feighan while welcoming the allocation from central Government said, “the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been adapted this year due to COVID19 and focus is being placed on projects to help accommodate social distancing, improve pedestrian access, enhancement of community buildings and provide equipment to run local events in a safe manner.
He continued “This funding I am announcing today will assist a number of local towns and villages to better adapt to dealing with the difficulties as a result of COVID19 and I want to congratulate all the towns and villages on their successful applications”.
“In Co. Sligo a total of €155,000 has been awarded to 5 projects whilst in Co. Leitrim, €96,826 has been awarded to 5 projects. In North Roscommon €40,000 is being allocated.
They successful projects under this scheme are as follows;
Keash: Upgrading recreational walking route infrastructure: €40,000
Collooney: Funding for a town centre Community Garden: €25,000
Ballintogher: Refurbishment of community owned enterprise units: €25,000
Carney: Delivery of improved looped walking trails and enhanced street scapes: €25,000
Banada: Completion of groundworks at Banada Abbey to improve multipurpose facilities: €40,000.
Multiple: Broadband Connection Points in 8 Locations: €37,859.
Keshcarrigan: Outdoor seating, signage and name places: €9,454
Mohill: Enhancement of outdoor space for social distancing and signage: €10,589
Drumsna: Sheltered Outdoor meeting space. €4,478
Rossinver: safe workspace courses, remote working outdoor gym equipment: €34,447
North Roscommon: €40,000
Boyle: Provision of Equipment to allow outdoor trading: €40,000
Deputy Denis Naughten has also welcomed the allocation of €200,895 in Covid funding for a number of towns and villages throughout County Roscommon.
It is understood the allocation, which is in response to the current Covid crisis, will have to be spent before the end of the year and includes an element of match funding.
Boyle Town Team has thanked Roscommon County Council and Minister Frank Feighan for their assistance in the application and Minister Humphreys and her Department for awarding the money to Boyle.