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Town And Renewal Funding Announced For Midlands Projects

Published: 4th November 2016

Over €1m in funding has been announced for midlands projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Over €1m in funding has been announced for midlands projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

18 projects in Laois and Offaly and Westmeath are benefiting from the fund this year.

Each of the 26 counties in the country has been allocated €360,000 for community projects.

Seven projects in Laois are receiving funding, with Portarlington the biggest beneficiary, receiving €100,000.

Clara and Edenderry are each receiving €100,000 in Offaly, with a further €90,000 going to Kinnitty and Shannonbridge.

Seven projects are being funded in Westmeath, with Kilbeggan receiving €100,000 for Town Park, Cycleway and Memorial Recording projects.

Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys says she hopes that the funding will help to “breathe life” back into rural towns and villages.

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