Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Local authorities may provide financial support to community and business groups for projects to improve local towns and villages.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme was first introduced in 2016. It is managed on behalf of the Department by the local authorities, and the programme is funded under Project Ireland 2040. The Scheme is targeted at towns and villages with a population of 10,000 or less and all projects funded under the Scheme must be completed within a 12 to 18 month period.

Since the launch of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in 2016, over €154 million of funding has been approved for more than 1,700 projects across Ireland.

The Town and Village Scheme is one of a series of national and local support measures designed to rejuvenate small rural towns and villages throughout Ireland, under the Department of Rural & Community Development’s Rural Development Investment Programme

Further detail on the scheme is here: - Town and Village Renewal Scheme (