The government-funded Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been expanded to allow large towns such as Letterkenny to apply for the first time.
Large towns can now apply for funding of up to €40,000 for Covid-related measures. The support is available for projects that increase footfall and social activity in towns and address social distancing measures.
Such measures include:
- The creation of outdoor areas to accommodate social interactions in a safe environment to include furniture and awnings.
- Enhancement of town centres by painting, cleaning and improving pedestrian access.
- Provision of equipment to run local festivals or events to bring people back into towns and villages.
- The enhancement of community buildings to accommodate remote working.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD has also increased the number of applications that Local Authorities can submit for other smaller towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000 people.
The Minister is encouraging communities to submit their applications through their Local Authority by August 28th.