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Over €700,000 in funding for Cavan towns and villages

Over €700,000 in funding for Cavan towns and villages

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced over €700,000 in funding for seven Cavan rural towns and villages under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Published on: 08 Jan 2021

The funding will assist towns and villages to implement measures that can help them to respond to the challenges associated with COVID-19.  

Announcing the successful projects, Minister Humphreys said: “Our rural towns and villages are a vital part of the fabric of our lives. The past year has shown us, more than ever, how much we rely on our local communities and has rekindled our sense of pride in where we live.

“The funding I am announcing is about helping communities get back on their feet and adapt to the ongoing challenges COVID-19 presents – it will help make our towns and villages safer places to live, work and do business.

“The pandemic has made us all appreciate the importance of getting outdoors for a little exercise and fresh air. I am delighted that a wide range of projects being funded today will support the development of recreational amenities such as walkways, cycleways, dog parks, community parks, playgrounds and more.

“There is also significant investment to regenerate old buildings and enhancement works at areas of natural beauty - helping make our towns and villages more attractive places to visit and enjoy.”

 

Cavan

Ballyjamesduff

Connecting the Nun's walk biodiversity corridor at the Museum to the Town Centre.

€ 100,000

Cavan

Belturbet

Development of services block at Belturbet marina and phase 2 extension of Belturbet Youth Hub.

€ 199,800

Cavan

Arva

Enhancement works to bus shelter, murals and facade painting; resurfacing of car park around the Market House.

€ 54,727

Cavan

Bailieborough

Upgrade of lakeside public amenity facilities, including an education facility, nature reserve, public amenity and recreation space.

€ 100,000

Cavan

Shercock

Upgrade the town environment through the installation of outdoor seating, a sculpture, bus shelter, lanterns and landscaping.

€ 49,548

Cavan

Virginia

Development of the lakeshore area and provision of new footpath on the Bailieborough Road

€ 100,000

Cavan

Cootehill

Improve the accessibility for pedestrians in strategic locations and town enhancement through the painting of facades.

€ 100,000

 

 

 

€ 704,075

 

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Sarah O’Reilly, has welcomed the announcement saying, “Our rural communities need support now more than ever, and I am pleased that the government has kicked off 2021 on such a positive note with a significant investment in our towns and villages.”

Chief Executive of Cavan County Council, Mr Tommy Ryan said “I welcome the news that Minister Humphreys’ department will support these very worthy projects in seven towns and villages across the county. This €704,095 investment, which is to be supplemented by additional investment by Cavan County Council, will have a hugely positive impact on quality of life in Ballyjamesduff, Belturbet, Arva, Bailieborough, Shercock, Virginia, and Cootehill. I would like to thank the dedicated staff in the Community and Enterprise section in Cavan County Council, our elected members and the local communities for their efforts in bringing these applications to fruition.” 

The funding announced today is in addition to €10.4 million allocated by Minister Humphreys to 363 towns and villages since August 2020 for immediate COVID-19 response measures under the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

In total, over 500 projects are now being supported with funding of more than €25 million under the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.