Following on from the announcement by Minister Humphreys of the launch of the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Wicklow County Council is delighted to announce that the scheme is open for applications in the county.
The measures that will be supported by the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme include (but are not limited to):
Tackling dereliction in town centres
Turning vacant properties into remote working and multi-use community spaces
Investing in town centre living
Investing in amenities to make town centre living more attractive
Upgrading and improving shop fronts and streetscapes on Main Streets
Projects that support and enhance the night time economy and add vibrancy to town centres
Enhancement of heritage assets
Marketing campaigns aimed at attracting remote workers, mobile talent, new customers or businesses.
For the 2022 Scheme, the minimum grant which is available is €20,000. The maximum level of grant funding available is being raised to €500,000, which is restricted to one per county. A maximum of €250,000 will apply in respect of 5 applications. We particularly welcome applications from Towns/Villages that have not previously received funding under the Standard Town & Village Renewal Scheme.
Only projects that are capable of being delivered within an eighteen month timeframe can apply.
Project Development Measure:
A new Project Development Measure (up to €50,000) is being continued this year. This Measure funds the preparation work needed to progress a project to shovel ready stage. Local Authorities can submit up to 2 applications under the PDM.
Rate of Aid:
The rate of Aid for projects (excluding the BAM) for this year will remain at 90% in recognition of the challenging environment for raising financial contributions.
How to apply:
As in previous years, in order to apply, community groups must fill out an Expression of Interest form (available to download below) which should be submitted by email to email@example.com. Selection of projects is a competitive process. Seven Expressions of Interest will be selected by the local authority for development into detailed applications to be submitted to the Department. All Expressions of Interest will be assessed based on the priorities contained in the Scheme Outlines (available to download below).
The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is Friday 1st July at 12 noon.
All queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org