Laois to benefit under Town & Village Renewal Scheme
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced details of a further 137 rural towns and villages that will benefit from €4.3 million in funding to help them adjust to COVID-19 restrictions.
The funding is being delivered under the Accelerated Measure of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
This funding will enable towns and villages to implement immediate measures that will encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise, while adhering to public health guidelines. The funding is facilitated through the Government’s July Stimulus package.
The funding announced today is in addition to €6.1 million allocated by Minister Humphreys to 226 towns and villages since July under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for COVID-19 adaptations.
This means that over 360 projects are now being supported with funding of more than €10 million under the Accelerated Measure of the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The allocation includes funding of €1.5 million for 38 large towns with populations in excess of 10,000 which have not previously been funded through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Examples of the successful projects announced today include:
Co. Laois: Provision of “smart benches” and cycle racks along the Slieve Bloom cycle track.
Laois community projects to benefit include:
Laois Slieve Bloom Mountains Creation of A Smart Cycle Stop along the Slieve Bloom cycle
Laois Laois Tourism Signage Upgrade of County Laois tourism & amenity signage
Breaking: Great news for half a dozen projects in Laois
Laois CullahillFootpath improvements & extensions €22,500.00
Laois Durrow Provision of Smart Cycle stop at Durrow €22,500.00
Laois Woodenbridge Car Park Construction to enhance local amenities €22,500.00
Laois Portlaoise Improvements to the public realm to include street
furniture and planting €36,000.00