Offaly County Council today (Oct 12th) welcomed an announcement by Ministerfor Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, €180,000 funding for projects in Offaly under the third round of the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme that supports towns and villages to respond and adapt to COVID-19.
Speaking after the announcement, Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Cllr. John Carroll said the focus of the funding is on measures and interventions that help towns and villages to adapt to social distancing requirements and to provide safe environments that encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise.
Offaly County Council were successful with 6 out of 7 applications for Round 3Accelerated Measure of the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
This round includes an allocation of funding for Tullamore which was in the large towns category, with populations in excess of 10,000 which have not previously been funded through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.