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 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.

Minister Ring officially opens Kilteevan Community Park and Playground Community Park was part-funded by an investment of €50,000 from the Department of Rural and Community Development’s CLÁR programme

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today (Friday, 1 June) opened a new Community Park and Playground in Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon.  The Minister’s Department provided funding of €50,000 through the CLÁR programme for the project…Continue reading.

Minister Ring visits community projects during visit to Kilkenny

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Minister Ring allocated €3.5 million to projects in County Kilkenny last year

Michael Ring TD, Minister of Rural and Community Development, will today (Thursday 24 May) visit rural communities in Kilkenny and officially launch the second phase of construction of a new Enterprise Centre in Piltown, which received funding through his Department… Continue reading.