Town and Village Renewal

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020 has been tailored to address the emerging challenges associated with COVID-19 and is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. This year there are two elements to the scheme as follows:

2020 Accelerated Measure

  • The objective of the Accelerated Measure is to assist the expedited delivery of projects that address the short-term challenges of increasing footfall in rural villages and towns and assisting local businesses/communities to adapt top public health requirements, particularly social distancing.
  • Cavan County Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest from Towns and Villages who may have a suitable project for consideration.  Projects under this measure must be completed by the end of 2020.
  • The maximum level of funding per project is €25,000, funding of €40,000 will be considered for a small number of high impact projects.

All interested town/village groups should complete the Expression of Interest form which can be obtained from Patricia Smith, Community & Enterprise Section, Cavan County Council by email at pasmith@cavancoco.ie, or at the link below. Completed forms should be returned no later than 4pm on Wednesday 17 June 2020.

 

2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

  • This scheme will operate on the same basis as has been delivered in recent years, albeit with a particular focus on projects delivering an economic dividend and enabling towns and villages to respond to COVID-19 challenges.  The scheme will also continue to support public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities, particularly where this aids economic and/or social recovery of a town or village.
  • Cavan County Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest from Towns and Villages who may have a suitable project for consideration.  Proposals in respect of Towns and Villages who have not received funding in the past or that have successfully completed projects under previous schemes are now being sought.
  • The minimum grant which is available is €20,000 and the maximum is generally €100,000.  In addition, under the scheme, funding of €200,000 will be considered for a small number of projects where a robust case can be made demonstrating exceptional benefit to a town.

All expressions of interest will be assessed based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outline and must be linked to actions outlined in the County Cavan Town and Village Revitalisation Plans where relevant.  After the closing date, proposals will be selected for development into detailed applications which will be submitted to the Department of Rural and Community Development.

All interested town/village groups should complete the Expression of Interest form which can be obtained from Patricia Smith, Community & Enterprise Section, Cavan County Council by email at pasmith@cavancoco.ie, or at the link below. Completed forms should be returned no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 1 July 2020.