Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

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As part of Project Ireland 2040, the Government has committed to providing an additional €1 billion for a new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (“the Fund”) over the period 2019 to 2027. The Fund will provide investment to support rural renewal for suitable projects in towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000, and outlying areas. It will be administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development… Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces funding of €8 million to support disadvantaged communities under Community Enhancement Programme

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today announced additional funding of €8 million for the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) which supports disadvantaged communities throughout the country by providing capital grants to community groups… Continue reading.

Social Innovation Fund Ireland announces winners of €500,000 Resilient Communities Fund

Minister of State Seán Kyne, T.D today announced the winners of the €500,000 Resilient Communities Fund at the National Ploughing Championships.

The fund was set up to provide grants and supports to innovative projects that strengthen community resilience and have a social, environmental or economic impact. The €500,000 fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, is supported by Tomar Trust and the Department of Rural and Community Development from the Dormant Accounts Fund… Continue reading.

Minister of State Kyne publishes a National Average of Local Digital Readiness

Minister Welcomes Local Authority Release of Local Digital Readiness Assessments

 The Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, today published a summary of local digital readiness assessments as part of a drive to develop local digital strategies for each local authority area… Continue reading.