Town and Village Renewal Scheme




Town and Village Renewal Scheme


As part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, an enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017 will again focus on improving the economic development of our rural towns and villages. A two stage process will be undertaken whereby Local Authorities will invite expressions of interest for consideration under the terms of the scheme and may select up to fifteen proposals for development into detailed applications to be submitted to the Department for assessment.  

Projects will be required to commence in 2017 and be completed by the middle of 2018. A total of €20 million nationally will be approved for projects.


Eligible Towns: Category 1: Towns/villages with population of <5,000

                         Category 2: Towns with population of 5,000 – 10,000


Grant Amounts Available: Up to 80% of the total cost of a project under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will be provided for any individual project. The minimum grant which is available is €20,000 and the maximum is €100,000.  

Types of projects to be supported include:

  • Project that support entrepreneurship e.g. enterprise hubs, hot desk facilities, digital hubs, creative hubs, training facilities.
  • Integrated approaches to developing individual sectors within the town (consistent with our town teams concept).
  • Collaboration between town centre businesses and surrounding area to produce economic benefit.
  • Tourism initiatives.  

Please note that emphasis will be placed on projects that have clear positive economic impacts on the town/village, rather than just public realm-type actions.  

In order to facilitate towns/villages in preparing an Expression of Interest full details of the scheme are available on or by contacting the Community Section of Roscommon County Council on 09066 37235. Submissions should be marked/titled ‘Expression of Interest for 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.’  

Closing date for receipt of fully completed Expressions of Interest by post, hand or by email to is Friday 26th May 2017 at 5.00pm. Late submissions will not be considered.

 Town Village Renewal EOI Form - Roscommon.docx (size 288.5 KB)

Town Village Renewal Scheme Outline - Roscommon.pdf (size 491 KB)


Martin Lydon

Director of Services - Planning and Enterprise