Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced over €850,000 in funding to support 19 rural regeneration projects across the country.
The investment, under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, aims to breathe new life into rural communities, support remote working, tackle vacancy and dereliction enhance town centre living.
This strand makes funding of up to €50,000 available to local authorities to assist them to contribute to a pipeline of significant, well-developed projects which will subsequently progress to construction stage with the help of more investment in the future.
Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said: “I am delighted there was such a strong response to the new Project Development Measure.
“It will provide a mechanism for scoping out future projects in order to ensure projects are advanced to a shovel-ready stage. At that point a more comprehensive funding application can be made, and quality projects progressed to construction”
Leitrim County Council is delighted to announce that €44,100 has been awarded to Manorhamilton. This funding will be utilised to carry out development work for an Outdoor Public & Cultural Exchange Space in Manorhamilton.
Welcoming in the funding, Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke, said “This funding announced today will further add to the development and regeneration of Manorhamilton. Funding such as this helps to develop and improve the public spaces in our towns and villages and thereby bring vibrancy back to these communities and in doing so further strengthens, the ability of towns such as Manorhamilton to attract new residents, further investment, and visitors”.