- Each town to receive €100,000 as part of the Streetscape Initiative
- Projects to include upgrades to building facades, artwork, murals, lighting, street furniture and canopies
- Investment to help make our rural towns more colourful, vibrant and attractive places
- Local authorities to begin advertising immediately; Local businesses and retailers encouraged to apply
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the 26 towns and villages that will benefit from a €2.6 million fund to support the enhancement of streetscapes and shopfronts.
Under the Streetscape Enhancement Initiative, retailers and property owners will be provided with grants that they can use to improve the facades of their buildings, carry out artwork or install features such as street furniture or canopies.
The overall purpose of the Scheme is to give our towns and villages a facelift and make them more attractive places to live, work or visit.
Minister Humphreys today announced the 26 towns that have been selected for funding with each local authority to receive €100,000 as part of the Initiative.
The Minister today urged businesses, property owners and retailers in the 26 towns to apply to their local authority to avail of funding.
The 26 towns due to receive the funding were selected by each local authority in consultation with local businesses and community groups.
Local authorities will manage the initiative locally and will be advertising for applications in the coming weeks.
The initiative is a key part of Our Rural Future and will make our rural towns and villages more vibrant and attractive places to live, work and visit.
The types of projects that could be supported include:
- Strategic collaboration between property owners to paint buildings and/or shopfronts in vibrant colours
- Upgrade or restoration of historic / traditional shopfronts
- Provision of street planting, shrubbery, trees and flowers boxes
- Installation of canopies
- Murals/public artwork
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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, standing in front of the Patrick Kavanagh Mural in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan. The project was funded under the Department’s Streetscapes Initiative.
The towns where this measure will be delivered are as follows:
|Carlow County Council||Bagenalstown|
|Cavan County Council||Ballyconnell|
|Clare County Council||Lisdoonvarna|
|Cork County Council||Bandon|
|Donegal County Council||Lifford|
|Fingal County Council||Rush|
|Galway County Council||Tuam|
|Kerry County Council||Tarbert|
|Kildare County Council||Athy|
|Kilkenny County Council||Callan|
|Laois County Council||Abbeyleix|
|Leitirm County Council||Carrick On Shannon|
|Limerick County Council||Foynes|
|Longford County Council||Granard|
|Louth County Council||Omeath|
|Mayo County Council||Ballyhaunis|
|Meath County Council||Trim|
|Monaghan County Council||Clones|
|Offaly County Council||Clara|
|Roscommon County Council||Ballinlough|
|Sligo County Council||Enniscrone|
|Tipperary County Council||Tipperary Town|
|Waterford County Council||Tallow|
|Westmeath County Council||Kilbeggan|
|Wexford County Council||Enniscorthy|
|Wicklow County Council||Newtownmountkennedy|