Cork City Council invites Applicants to Town and Village Scheme 2022


10th June 2022

Cork City Council will administer the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2022 funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key part of Project Ireland 2040.

Cork City Council now seeks expressions of interest from eligible towns and villages for funding of suitable projects under this initiative.

Purpose of Scheme and funding available:

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS) supports small to medium capital projects which enhance the environment of town or village centres. Grant funding for projects willrange from €20,000 to €500,000. The 2022 Scheme will place particular emphasis on projects that bring vacant and derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces in line with the objectives of “Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025”

The Town and Village Scheme will support these objectives and will encourage more people to return confidently to town and village centres to work, shop and socialise. All applications will be subject to a selection process using national criteria. Selected
expression of interest applications will be developed into detailed bids for consideration for the 2022 Town & Village Renewal Scheme.

Measures available under TVRS, 2022 Scheme

Building Acquisition Measure - In recognition of the urgent need to transform and regenerate town centres a new measure to immediately acquire derelict or vacant buildings, with the intention of using these projects for town regeneration purposes in line with the aims of TVRS, is being introduced this year. The Building Acquisition Measure will form part of the overarching Town and Village Renewal Scheme structure.

A new Marketing Scheme Measure (up to €50,000) is being introduced, on a trial basis, to fund marketing campaigns targeted at attracting remote workers and mobile talent to individual counties, in line with the commitments under Our Rural Future.

Project Development Measure: the Project Development Measure (up to €50,000) is being included again this year, with Local Authorities now able to submit 2 applications under the measure.

Main Measure –
o Priority A1 project; Vacancy and dereliction –multi purpose use buildings; remote
working hubs
o Priority A2 Projects: regeneration – consistent with master plans or other
documentation and new community centres; public realm and recreation; marketing
o Priority B: shop fronts and street facades; NTE support; enhancement of heritage

Making an application

Expression of interest forms and details of the scheme outline can be obtained by e-mailing and completed expression of interest forms are to be returned to the Dept of Rural and Community Affairs before 4:00 pm on Friday, July 1st, 2022. Please phone 021 238 98 56 for further information.

Please note that the timeline for the return of expressions of interest in the Building Acquisition Measure very short. Any applications, under this Measure, must be submitted to the Town and Village Section of the Dept of Community and Rural Affairs
by June 24th, 2022.