€110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Town Village Renewal Scheme

Town Village Renewal Scheme- Adare is one of the four town and villages included in the renewal scheme

€110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Four Limerick projects are to share funding of more than €110,000 in funding under the first tranche of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Limerick Minister and Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has announced today that four Limerick projects are to share in funding of €110,700 under the first tranche of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Announcing the allocation of funding, Minister and fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan said, the €110,700 in funding announced will, “assist businesses/communities in towns and villages to adapt to the specific challenges posed by COVID-19” such as social distancing and to “increase footfall and generate economic activity in the short-term.

This is great news for rural Co. Limerick. These projects have been developed in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council and the local communities. I know from working with volunteers across Co Limerick what funding like this means to the areas concerned. This injection is just one of a number we have made as a Government into rural Limerick.”

Kilmallock are getting €25,000 for improved accessibility to Priory Walk, seating in the adjoining Pocket Park and creation of an amenity area including seating, planters and games.

The four Limerick Projects are:

Adare – €40,000
Refurbishment of the Countess of Dunraven Fountain and creation of a new pedestrianised area with seating around the fountain.

Bruff – €20,700
Resurfacing of footpath network in Grove Public Park, as well as provision of access for all entrances to replace the existing steps.

Kilmallock – €25,000
Improved accessibility to Priory Walk, seating in the adjoining Pocket Park and creation of an amenity area including seating, planters and games.

Pallasgreen – €25,000
Sensory garden, walking track and recreational area with universal access for all ages and abilities to gather and integrate. he Limerick projects set to benefit are:

“They include projects that adapt outdoor spaces for social gatherings, dining or the hosting of outdoor events; public realm/infrastructure enhancements to allow for social distancing and to make towns/villages more welcoming.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has also informed me that “further approvals under the Town and Village Scheme will follow in a series of funding rounds that will be announced in the coming weeks.”

In other news €1 million under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) for Limerick has also been announced. 

This funding will go towards dereliction and re-use for housing development in the core of towns and villages in Limerick.

Patrick O’Donovan TD said, “These allocations are very important for us to be able to see the use of some derelict properties in the middle of our towns and villages across Limerick being put back into use.”

“The funding of €1 million announced today is in addition to €1.5m which has already been provided to support this project. The Project has been led by Limerick City and County Council and will now prepare plans to bring derelict properties back into use, with an emphasis on housing, in the core areas of towns and villages in rural Limerick.”

For more info on the Town and Village Renewal Scheme go HERE 

Fore more Renewal Scheme stories go HERE 

 

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