DONEGAL WILL BENEFIT FROM SHARE OF €30M RURAL FUND – McHUGH

first_imgDONEGAL government TD Joe McHugh, has welcomed a €30 million Village and Town Renewal Scheme announced this morning by Enda Kenny saying that it creates ‘great opportunities’ here in Donegal.“Fine Gael is keenly aware of the impact the economic downturn has had on towns and villages throughout Ireland and this year we launched the Standing Up for Rural Ireland campaign where backbench TDs came together to work to advocate on behalf of rural communities to ensure that the economic recovery spreads to all parts of Ireland,” said McHugh.“The Village and Town Renewal Scheme will support the revitalisation of towns/villages, making them better places to live and to work, and increasing their potential to support growing economic activity. “The new scheme proposed will run over 6 years and will have a budget of €30m. The initiative will be channelled through the Local Authorities with oversight by the Local Community Development Committees and when implemented, I expect we will see an impact here in Donegal.”The gaeltacht minister added: “Projects eligible under this scheme will extend to the enhancement of villages, small towns and the surrounding countryside. Projects such as greenways, cycleways, upgrading parks and civic areas, public utilities such as street lighting and renovation of relevant derelict buildings are just some of the possible projects which could qualify for this funding.“The Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) report has shown that rural towns have felt the impact of the economic downturn more acutely than cities and larger urban centres. The Government committed to addressing the recommendations of the CEDRA report and to ensuring that the recovery spreads to all parts of the country. This scheme is delivering on that commitment.“Other parties talk up the demise of rural Ireland. Fine Gael doesn’t buy into this. Rural Ireland is alive, but it needs support and through the Village and Town Renewal Scheme we can promote rural Ireland. “In order to take advantage of this scheme we are dependent on local stakeholders in Donegal to come together and to decide which projects should be selected to apply for this funding. €30 million is a lot of money and can make a huge difference to rural Ireland and to our towns and villages here in Donegal.” DONEGAL WILL BENEFIT FROM SHARE OF €30M RURAL FUND – McHUGH was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFundJoe McHughRural Irelandlast_img

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