Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

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Leitrim County Council is now inviting Expressions of Interest from town/village community and business interests for inclusion in The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018. The Scheme is an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential, and the recently announced Project Ireland 2040, and is designed to help rural Ireland achieve its full economic and social potential. It is part of a package of national and local support measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.


  • € 15 Million allocated for 2018. Projects must commence this year and be completed by end of 2019;
  • There are 2 categories of towns eligible to apply – 1. towns and villages with population of 5000 or less, 2. towns and villages with populations of 5001 to 10000. (Population based on Census 2016 data.);
  • Expressions of interest will be assessed by the Local Authority. Up to 12 may be selected to proceed to application which will be developed in conjunction with the local authority;
  • Only 1 application per town but this can include linked components that support town/village rejuvenation;
  • Final applications will be assessed by the Department of Rural & Community Development. In order to have nationwide spread, efforts ill be made to select at least 4 projects per county.
  • Applications should be submitted to Leitrim County Council by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 23rd May 2018.

For full details, including selection criteria, read the Town and Village Renewal Scheme Outline 2018 

Selection of projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2018 will be by means of a competitive process.

As only a limited number of applications can be submitted to the Department in accordance with the terms of the scheme, projects will be assessed based on the quality of information supplied at the Expression of Interest stage.

Successful expressions of interest applicants will be contacted in regard to the completion of the final Application to be submitted to the Department for consideration in the competitive process nationally.


Expression of Interest Form:

Town and Village Renewal Scheme Expression of Interest Form


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For more information contact Helen Denning at (071) 9620005   Ext. 525   Email:

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