Support of €390,000 has been announced today to develop projects in three towns and villages in Donegal and to promote the county as a great place to work and live.
Town and Village Renewal Scheme spending will focus on Churchill, Moville and Newtowncunnigham as well as a county-wide project to develop a Relocation Marketing Campaign.
- €100,000 has been allocated to Churchill for the upgrade and enhancement of the village centre adding colour and vibrancy, thereby improving the visual amenity and associated public realm.
- €100,000 has been awarded to Moville to provide for the enhancement and improvement of visual and recreational amenities in the “Bath Green” to support the economic and social recovery of the community in Moville.
- €100,000 has been allocated to Newtowncunningham, with the intended project providing for a dedicated outdoor “Space for Young People – Generation Alpha” centrally located, and consolidating the village core as a place for all its people, allowing for a vibrant hub for community employment.
- €90,000 has been provided to the County for a Relocation Marketing Campaign, to develop and execute an integrated relocation marketing campaign, showcasing Donegal as the ideal location for remote working, and encouraging relocation to rural towns and villages across the County
Deputy Joe McHugh said he was delighted to confirm the allocations and said: “This funding is the result of much hard work and dedication by our local community groups, who have worked together with Donegal County Council to put forward ambitious and exciting project plans, that will really benefit our towns and villages and make them even more appealing places to work and live in.”
Commenting on the announcement, Minister McConalogue said “This announcement of almost €400k for four Donegal projects is important and will help rejuvenate Churchill, Moville and NewtownCunnigham. It is funding which will help boost local community initiatives in those towns.”