Four Donegal projects are to share €400,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The funding will assist towns and villages to implement measures that can help them to respond to the challenges associated with COVID-19.
Funding for projects in Donegal include:
Ardara: The installation of a canopy along the Riverside Walk; a Masterplan (regeneration plan); and a Health Check. €100,000
Bruckless: The provision of a community park and outdoor recreational amenity. €100,000
Carrick: The reinstatement of a pedestrian bridge crossing Glen River; a Masterplan (regeneration plan) and a Town Health Check. €100,000
Crossroads: The construction of a pedestrian footbridge over a tributary of the River Finn to provide access to recreational amenities. €100,000
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered through Donegal County Council in consultation with local communities.
The amount is in addition to €10.4 million allocated by Minister Humphreys to 363 towns and villages since August 2020 for COVID response measures.
The funding will benefit 147 towns and villages nationwide and will fund a wide and diverse range of projects nationwide including walkways, community parks, outdoor cinemas, cycleways as well as the regeneration of derelict buildings and enhancement works at tourism attractions and other important local amenities.
Funding has also been provided for the development of a number of remote working facilities in rural towns and villages. Successful projects will see the renovation and conversion of vacant buildings into digital hubs as well as adaptions to local community centres to provide for remote working and eLearning facilities.