€1.157 Million in Funding allocated to 14 Groups under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Minister Paul Kehoe welcomes the announcement of the 14 Towns and Villages in Wexford to benefit from €1,157m in funding under the Town & Village Scheme.

The 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance and develop rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.

Speaking following the announcement, Minister Kehoe stated: “This funding will go a long way towards improving local facilities and demonstrates this Governments commitment to Rural Ireland.

“Here in Wexford we have placed a particular emphasis this year on projects which have the capacity to support the economic development of rural town and villages as well as their neighbouring townlands.

“Projects approve range from employment initiatives to tourism amenities and other measures aimed to help make small towns and villages a more attractive and sustainable places in which to live and work.”

“This is a clear indication of the Government’s commitment to making rural Ireland a more vibrant and sustainable place to live.”