Projects in Dunhill, Clonea Power & Cappoquin successfully awarded funding
A total of €476,523 has been allocated to Waterford under the latest round of the government’s popular Town and Village Renewal scheme. Category 1 Projects in Dunhill, Clonea Power and Cappoquin have been successfully awarded funding according to Fine Gael Senator John Cummins.
Senator Cummins said “Fine Gael established the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in 2016 and since then it has funded over fifty-five projects across our county to the tune of over €3.8 million. Today’s Category 1 and Category 2 allocations brings funding under the scheme to over €4.3 million. This level of funding in our rural towns and villages is having a tangible impact and I want to commend Minister Humphrey’s for prioritising funding through ‘Our Rural Future’ for this purpose, it is money very well spent”.
He added “I am thrilled for the three communities benefitting from today’s announcement. I count myself lucky that I am able to work with so many excellent communities on a weekly basis throughout Waterford and the success of these applications is testament to the work these communities do in partnership with Waterford City and County Council. While I constantly make strong pitches for funding to Minister Humphrey’s, along with my Fine Gael council colleagues, without robust applications of merit it is hard to get things over the line”.
Details of the 3 successful Category 1 projects;
Senator Cummins added “I want to also acknowledge the unsuccessful applicants from this year whom I know will be disappointed with the outcome, but rest assured, I am happy to work with them next year to further develop their applications to ensure a favourable outcome. I also want to acknowledge the work of Councillors Liam Brazil, Seanie Power, Declan Dooceyand Lola O’Sullivan who assisted me with the lobbying efforts for this year’s applicants.
Announcing the funding Minister Heather Humphreys noted “I have substantially increased the size of the grants available under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in recent times and I am delighted to see that communities and local authorities across the country have worked together and put forward really ambitious projects which will make a lasting difference to their towns and villages. These projects will breathe new life into our towns and villages and are real life examples of the impact that Our Rural Future is having in communities across the country”.
A additional €99,000 was also announced under Category 2 of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for Passage East and Tramore to develop plans which will form the basis for future Category 1 applications.