€115 million for 23 landmark Rural Regeneration Projects Nationwide
5 Million Regeneration; Minister Humphreys announces €115 million for 23 landmark Rural Regeneration Projects nationwide with 5 million allocated for the County Waterford town of Cappoquin. The funding is being provided to convert three derelict town centre buildings including a former Hotel, Pub and Department Store into residential accommodation.
The Cappoquin Regeneration Project will also see the development of ‘over the shop’ living accommodation in the town centre as well as the renovation of three historic town houses on the main street. The focus of the investment is in combating vacancy and dereliction by regenerating iconic town centre buildings.
5 Million Regeneration; The minister has announced funding of €115 million for 23 landmark rural regeneration projects across the country. The projects are being funded as part of Our Rural Future, the government’s ambitious 5 Year Policy for Rural Development.
Announcing the successful projects under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, Minister Humphreys said:
“I am delighted to announce a record €115 million for the delivery of 23 landmark rural regeneration projects across the country. These projects will see long vacant, disused and derelict buildings in our rural towns given a new lease of life and purpose for the 21st century. We are all familiar with historic old buildings in our local towns which have lay vacant for far too long. In many cases, these are old courthouses or churches of real historical significance and heritage value. These are iconic buildings in our town centres and I don’t want to see them lying idle, falling into disrepair or becoming dilapidated eyesores. The funding I am announcing today will help redevelop these buildings and give them new purpose as community and cultural facilities, libraries, co-working hubs, enterprise and tourism hubs and of course like here in Cappoquin, they can even become new homes.”
To find out other funding recipients visit https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f7d2d-our-rural-future-minister-humphreys-announces-115million-for-23-landmark-rural-regeneration-projects-nationwide/