Minister Kyne announces €1.2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Sean Kyne TD, today (15 October) announced the provision of funding of €1.2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres.

This announcement gives effect to the commitment contained in the Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan 2018, announced by the Minister last July, to provide the necessary funding to upgrade Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres, in order to provide a consistent level of volunteering service nationwide. The locations involved are Cavan, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford… Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces additional €5 million investment in public libraries in Edgeworthstown, Portlaoise, Ennis and Stillorgan

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today, announced an additional €5 million investment for public libraries in Ireland. The additional funding will bring the overall value of the Libraries Capital Programme to almost €29 million… Continue reading.

€62 million increase in Department of Rural and Community Development budget welcomed by Ministers Ring and Kyne

Budget will increase by €62 million to €293 million in 2019 – a 27% increase

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD and Minister of State Seán Kyne TD today welcomed the funding allocations made available to the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of Budget 2019.

The overall level of funding for the Department will increase from €231 million in 2018 to €293 million in 2019. This funding will facilitate the continued delivery of programmes across the rural and community development areas; provide €55 million for the roll out of the new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in 2019 and allow additional supports for programmes… Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces the 224 rural communities to receive funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (5th October 2018) announced that 224 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from over €21 million in funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development. Funding awarded to individual towns and villages this year generally ranges from €20,000 to €100,000, with 30 projects receiving between €100,000 and €200,000 for more ambitious proposals. Total funding amounts to €21,230,121… Continue reading.