RAPID Programme 2017

The Department of Rural and Community Development has reactivated the RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development) programme and has made the sum of €64,500 available to fund capital projects in disadvantaged urban areas/provincial towns.  Proposed projects should aim to improve the quality of life for residents in disadvantaged urban areas


Types of projects

 Projects or elements of projects of a capital nature may be funded, for example  (list indicative but not exhaustive):


  • CCTV equipment
  • Community gardens
  • Public realm improvements
  • Streetscaping
  • Youth facilities
  • Play/recreation spaces
  • Energy efficiency type projects
  • Projects in support of the Creative Ireland 2017-2022 initiative.


Roscommon Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has identified the following High Level Goals contained in the Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) under which applications will be considered and assessed:


Goal Number

High Level Goal


Build and support vibrant local communities and a strong sense   of place.



Provide, maintain and enhance strategic infrastructure that   supports economic and community development.



Promote Social Inclusion by reducing and alleviating   disadvantage, ensuring that all individuals living in County Roscommon feel   included, valued and respected.


 In order to facilitate groups in preparing an application, full details of the scheme are contained in below related documents or by contacting the Community Section of Roscommon County Council on 09066 37334 or email khegarty@roscommoncoco.ie 

Applicants should ensure that they examine the Application Guidelines before completing an application.

Closing date for applications Friday 24th November at 5.00pm



Martin Lydon

Director of Services

Planning and Enterprise