The call for projects from rural towns offer an opportunity to fund revitalisation of rural Galway.
The €1 billion fund announced in February of this year is now coming on stream with the first call for projects with an initial fund of €315 million being made available on a phased basis over the period 2019 to 2022.
The objective of the fund is to support projects which will have an impact on sustainable economic and social development in rural areas.
Proposals under the Fund must demonstrate a collaborative approach between two or more organisations. The Fund will be open to Local Authorities, Local Development Companies, State Agencies, Government Departments, Philanthropic funders, the private sector and communities. The lead party in the applications must be a State funded body.
‘The opportunity is here to begin the regeneration of towns in East Galway by preparing and implementing projects in a unified way’
‘Tuam and Ballinasloe are eligible to apply for funding under the Urban Regeneration fund or the Rural Regeneration Fund while all other towns in the county can apply under the Rural Development Fund’
‘This funding call is delivering on the programme for Partnership Government which was agreed after the last election, which I welcome’.