The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018 was launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Minister, Michael Ring, TD on 27th April 2018.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development- Realising Our Rural Potential and the recently announced Project Ireland 2040 and designed to help rural Ireland achieve its full economic and social potential.

For 2018, there will be €15 million in national funding to be shared amongst rural towns and villages for projects; the co-funding rate is 80%. The scheme is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000 people. Applications from towns and villages can range from €20,000 to a maximum is generally €100,000. The 2018 scheme will focus on measures which have a clear economic impact on rural towns and villages and the selection process will be by means of a competitive process. Funding of up to €200,000 will also be considered for a limited number of projects which can deliver exceptionally strong economic benefit to a town or village and its outlying areas.

Limerick City and County Council is seeking expressions of interest from town/ village groups who may have suitable project(s) for consideration under this competitive scheme. All expressions of interest will be assessed based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outline after the closing date. A maximum of 12 proposals will be selected by Limerick City and County Council for development into detailed applications from interested parties, which will be submitted to the Department of Rural and Community Development by the end of June 2018.

We are urging all interested parties from towns and village in Limerick to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and return it to the Urban and Village Renewal Department, 7-8 Patrick Street, Limerick City, V94 XF67 or email to

EOI Forms must be submitted by 4pm on Friday May 25th 2018. Form and Scheme Outline available to download at or call (061) 557541 for further information.

Download the Expression of Interest form here.

Download the Scheme Outline here.

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