Town and Village Renewal Scheme


Ireland’s towns and villages are the focus of the social, commercial and civic life of their wider communities.

The significant deterioration of many small towns and villages throughout the country is clearly visible in the form of empty shops, abandoned buildings, vacant lands and a generally poor environment to live in or visit.

The central aim of the scheme is to support the revitalisation of towns and villages in order to improve the living and working environment of their communities and increase their potential to support increased economic activity into the future.

The type of projects to be funded under Town and Village Renewal Scheme is primarily a matter for the Local Authorities to identify in partnership with local business and communities.

However, the overall intention of the funding is to :

  • increase the attractiveness of the town or village as a local commercial and social centre
  • increase sustainable communities in which to live and work
  • enhance town or village environment and amenities in the interests of residents, businesses, and visitors
  • promote town or village potential for tourism and as a centre for culture and local heritage
  • enhance the sense of identity – physically and socially

Only projects that have achieved a high standard using the above criteria will be eligible for funding.

Should you have any queries in relation to this Scheme Outline, please submit by e-mail to:

Senator Victor Boyhan