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Town and Village Renewal Scheme


The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key initiative under the Action Plan for Rural Development and is part of a range of measures to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

Towns and villages are at the heart of our rural communities and can play an important role in revitalising rural Ireland. In 2016, the Government launched a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme to start the process of rejuvenating Ireland’s rural towns and villages to make them more attractive places in which to live, work and visit.

The Scheme will help build the resilience of rural communities in the face of Brexit and can help to contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.


For 2019, the main focus of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will be on public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities. Measures to encourage town centre living will also be welcome.

Proposals in respect of towns/villages most in need of support and/or towns and villages which have not previously applied, or have not been successful under the scheme, will be particularly welcome in 2019.

Projects will be required to commence in 2019 and be completed by the end of Q2 2021.

Expressions of interest should be returned by 21st May 2019 to :

Kildare County Council,
Strategic Projects & Public Realm,
Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare. W91 X77F

Or by email to

2019 Scheme Outline

File Size: 464KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

2019 Expression of Interest

File Size: 278KB - Document Type: MS Word