Limerick City and County Council has been successful in receiving funding for nine projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018. The 2018 Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.
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, designed to help rural Ireland achieve its full economic and social potential.
The Urban and Village Renewal Department of Limerick City and County Council worked closely with communities across county Limerick to develop projects that can be delivered in a relatively short time period.
Twelve Limerick projects were submitted to the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2018 - the maximum allowed per local authority.
Judging was carried out by an independent panel and it was a competitive application process across all local authorities.
Limerick has received funding worth €963,918 for the nine projects.
The successful projects are:
|Abbeyfeale||Convert the old bank building in the town centre to E Hub/ Business facility||€200,000|
|Ballyhahill||Develop a river walk with park and village enhancement||€99,918|
|Ballylanders||Further development of an outdoor classroom and parking at Griston Bog||€96,000|
|Ballysteen||Upgrade of the old Carnegie Library to a community hub||€100,000|
|Castleconnell||Fitting out of a community café||€96,000|
|Glin||Convert unused part of Glin library to an interpretive centre and tourism hub||€96,000|
|Kilfinane||Create an artisan food hub||€80,000|
|Kilmeedy||Extension and fit out of the community café/ horticulture centre||€100,000|
|Shanagolden||Installation of a playground in town park||€96,000|