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Streetscapes and shopfronts in Tallow to receive €100,000 funding boost

New funding has been announced for Waterford businesses in Tallow to upgrade their building facades and improve some public realm in the area, a Fine Gael Senator has said.


Senator Cummins was speaking after Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced funding of €2.6 million for 26 towns selected for funding with each local authority to receive €100,000 as part of the initiative.


The Streetscape Enhancement Initiative will provide retail and property owners in Tallow with grants they can use to give their business a facelift. The primary aim is to make towns and villages in Waterford more attractive places to live, work or visit. This was successfully implemented in Cappoquin last year and it is great to see the extension to Tallow this year.


Speaking today, Senator Cummins said: “Ensuring our towns are vibrant places to live and work is needed as we recover economically post-pandemic. Streetscapes offers businesses a new lease of life and the opportunity to get creative with their shop fronts.


“Our local authority will manage the initiative and will begin advertising for applications in the coming weeks. This funding is another example of the governments commitment to ‘Our Rural Future’ in action” Senator concluded.


Minister Heather Humphreys added, “I want as many businesses and property owners to get involved over the next few weeks and to avail of this funding.


“You may wish to give the front of your shop a new lease of life and repaint it in bright, vibrant colours.


“Perhaps you want to cover your window sills with flowers and plants or purchase street furniture, canopies for your customers to enjoy. Or maybe you have an even bolder idea. This time round, I’m encouraging neighbouring businesses to submit a joint application to their local authority if they have a more ambitious proposal.”

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