A total of €400,000 has been granted for four projects in County Donegal which will help towns and villages adapt to Covid-19.
The news has been welcomed by Donegal TD Joe McHugh.
He said, “I am delighted that this funding has been made available through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
“It has always been vitally important to help towns and villages in Donegal thrive, and it is even more beneficial as communities respond to the challenges presented by Covid-19.
“Towns and villages will be able to implement immediate measures that will encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise, while adhering to public health guidelines. It is important we generate economic activity while keeping the people of Donegal as safe as possible.”
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, has also welcomed the funding.
He commented, “This funding is about helping communities get back on their feet and adapt to the ongoing challenges Covid-19 presents. It will help support our rural communities in this challenging time and make our towns and villages safer places to live, work and do business.
“Since August, more than €25 million has been provided to over 500 projects nationwide under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. These projects will make a real and lasting difference and demonstrates this Government’s strong commitment to supporting our rural communities.
“It is clear that now more than ever we must support our local communities,” concluded Minister McConalogue.
Funding for projects in Donegal include:
The installation of a canopy along the Riverside Walk; a Masterplan (regeneration plan); and a Health Check – €100,000
The provision of a community park and outdoor recreational amenity – €100,000
The reinstatement of a pedestrian bridge crossing Glen River; a Masterplan (regeneration plan) and a Town Health Check €100,000
The construction of a pedestrian footbridge over a tributary of the River Finn to provide access to recreational amenities – €100,000
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered through Donegal County Council in consultation with local communities.
The amount is in addition to €10.4 million allocated by Minister Humphreys to 363 towns and villages since August 2020 for COVID response measures.Tags: