Minister Ring launches second call for proposals under €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, focusing on regeneration projects

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Michael Ring, TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Friday 12 April) launched the second call for proposals under the Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund as part of Project Ireland 2040… Continue reading.

Call for Expressions of Interest – National Walks Scheme

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The National Walks Scheme facilitates the development and maintenance of many of Ireland’s walking trails.  The scheme, which is administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development, assists in the provision of high quality walking trails by private landholders, by contracting them, or their nominees, to undertake maintenance work on sections of National Waymarked Ways and other priority walks that traverse their lands… Continue reading.

Move to gov.ie

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In the coming weeks our Department’s website will become part of www.gov.ie.
Over time this initiative will bring together all the policies and services provided by Government Departments into one place.
Once this website becomes part of www.gov.ie all online searches and links will be redirected to the new site automatically.
All of the information on the current website will be archived and no material will be deleted.
Further information to follow.
Please direct any queries to communications@drcd.gov.ie

Ballina “Helping Hands” event will advise community groups on submitting effective applications for grant funding – Minister Ring

Event is aimed at groups that have received little or no funding in the past

​Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Thursday 18th April) announced that an event that will take place in Ballina, Co Mayo to provide information to community groups on how to submit effective applications for grant funding.

The free event forms part of the “Helping Hands” initiative, a series of six regional events that will run from the end of April to the end of May. These events will provide information on how to submit applications for grant funding and are aimed at groups that have received little or no funding in the past… Continue reading.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2019 to encourage increased residential occupancy in town centres – Minister Ring

Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, today announced the launch of the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.  The scheme supports the rejuvenation of rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000 people through projects that will have a viable, long-term benefit… Continue reading

Minister Seán Canney announces €1 million for Enterprise Hubs and Digital Spaces along the Atlantic Economic Corridor

 Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Canney TD, today announced that €1 million in funding will be made available to create a network of Enterprise Hubs and Digital Spaces along the western seaboard, from Kerry to Donegal… Continue reading.