Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022

Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS) - Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022

A new Streetscape Enhancement Measure has been announced as part of ‘Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.’

The aim of the scheme is to support the upgrade and enhancement of street facades and shopfronts. The scheme is open to applications in respect of commercial premises, residential or unoccupied buildings.

Eligible Areas:

This activity is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of “Our Rural Future”, the Government’s five year strategy to revitalise rural Ireland.

The Streetscape Enhancement scheme will apply to the following areas in County Sligo in 2022:

  • Enniscrone

Eligible Works:

Eligible works under the scheme include the following:

  • Strategic collaboration between property owners to paint buildings or shopfronts
  • Commissioning of murals in towns and villages
  • Upgrade or restoration of shopfronts
  • Green enhancement of entrances/terraces with planting
  • Illumination and lighting of architectural features
  • Installation of canopies and street furniture
  • Decluttering of shopfronts with removal of unnecessary signs / wires.

Grant amounts available are as follows:

 

WorksAmount
Green enhancement of entrances / terraces with planting. €500
Painting of bulding / shop front in carefully selected colours which will complement the host building and streetscape.

Mural (agreed in advance with Local Authority)

Decluttering and repair of shopfronts.  (Decluttering can include such works as removing unnecessary signs, flagpoles, wiring etc.) 
€3,500
Appropriate illumination and lighting of architectural features of buildings. €4,000
Replacement of signage with tradition wooden fascia with wooden / hand painted lettering OR contemporary design.  
Canopied / Awnings complementary to the materials of the shopfront and building (including street furniture).  
Maximum per building.  €8,000

 

Grant funding will be provided at 70%, 80% or 100%, depending on works and numbers of premises involved.

Grant Rates:

The grant scheme is at 70% grant rate in the case of an individual property or 80% where there are 3 or more adjacent properties. 100% grant aid may be available where painting is undertaken by direct labour by the applicant.

Timelines:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Friday, 30th September 2022.

Scheme outline, application forms and terms and conditions are available to download at the link below or may be requested by email to ssheehy@sligococo.ie 

Completed applications for the scheme should be returned to:

Sorcha Sheehy,
Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022,
Sligo County Council
City Hall,
Quay Street,
Co. Sligo
F91 PP44

Or by email to: ssheehy@sligococo.ie 

Please direct any queries on the ‘Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022’ and submit application for funding (and claim documentation in due course) by email to Sorcha Sheehy: ssheehy@sligococo.ie 

 

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