The Department of Rural and Community Development has announced successful projects to receive funding under the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Cork County Council is delighted to have been awarded €683,690 under the scheme, which will support the delivery of six projects across the county.
Projects include public realm improvement works in Liscarroll and Coolagown in North Cork, improved pedestrian connectivity for Kanturk, delivery of new walking infrastructure for Glenbower Woods, Killeagh and the development of an amenity park for Leap in West Cork, as well as the delivery of Broadband Connection Points in villages across the county.
When submitting proposals, Cork County Council was cognisant of the impacts of Covid-19 on communities and will seek to address some of the key issues identified over the past number of months, including the importance of high quality outdoor recreational space and the need to facilitate remote working, ensuring our towns and villages are even better environments to live and work in.
Welcoming the funding announcement, The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley commented,
“I would like to thank each of the community groups that expressed interest in this year’s scheme and congratulate those who have been successful in receiving funding. These projects will provide huge benefits to our towns and villages; the positive impact of these additions will benefit those who live and work in these communities, as well as those who will visit County Cork in the future.”
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and is part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.