Donegal will receive funding of €179,000 for projects under the second round of the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The projects are located in Donegal Town, Buncrana, Dungloe, Clonmany and Carrigart.
Deputy Joe McHugh said “I am pleased to see funding of €179,000 allocated to Donegal as part of €3.3 million for 120 projects nationwide.
“This is in addition to the €2.8 million that was announced under Round 1 of the scheme in August and is supported through the Government’s July Stimulus Package.”
The focus of the funding is on measures and interventions that help towns and villages in Donegal to adapt to social distancing requirements and to provide safe environments that encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise.
McHugh, “The projects approved will assist Donegal businesses and communities to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to increase footfall and generate economic activity in the short-term. The projects have been identified by Donegal community groups and businesses in conjunction with Donegal County Council.
“They include projects where outdoor spaces can be adapted for social gatherings, dining or the hosting of outdoor events and marketing campaigns to entice people back into towns and villages and investment in developing or improving the online presence of towns and villages.
Dungloe – Measures to improve the walkability of Dungloe €39,996
Buncrana – Internal and external enhancement works to Buncrana Tourist Office to allow for safe access and exit with social distancing – €39,996
Donegal Town – Establish an Outdoor Food Market in Donegal Town – €25,000
Clonmany – The provision of covered entrance areas to Clonmany Community Centre with seating and rest stations – €25,000
Glen – To enhance and support the existing outdoor recreational amenity in Glen and surrounding area – €25,000
Carrigart – To modify and enhance accessibility in Carrigart in compliance with social distancing requirements – €25,000
“This funding is further evidence of the great cooperation of Donegal County Council and Donegal communities as they work together to come up with innovative ways of making the areas where we live, work, shop and socialise better places, particularly as we learn to live with Covid-19,” McHugh concluded.Tags: