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Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2023

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2023


Town and Village Renewal Scheme - Building Acquisition Measure 2023


Further to an announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, on 27th March in relation specifically to the launch of the 2023 Building Acquisition Measure under Town and Village Renewal Scheme please now find documents relating to the Town and Village Renewal – Building Acquisition Measure 2023 administered through Community Development in Donegal County Council.


The Town and Village Renewal Scheme was introduced in 2016 and is one of a number of measures designed to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.


The programme is funded under Project Ireland 2040 as part of “Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.’’ and seeks to deliver increased investment to 2025 supporting remote working infrastructure to provide an opportunity for people to continue to live in rural communities while following their career ambitions. It will also see continued investment to support town centre living. It will ensure cross government investment to support rural towns and villages as hubs of economic and social activity.


Since the launch of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in 2016, over €149 million has been allocated to more than 1,600 projects across Ireland. The Scheme has supported towns and villages the length and breadth of the country.


In 2022 the Building Acquisition Measure was launched for the first time and will run again this year. Funding previously announced under the scheme saw old banks, court houses, garda stations and FCA halls all purchased and re-purposed for 21st century use.



The funding, under the Building Acquisition Measure of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, is designed to make our towns and villages more attractive places in which to live, visit, invest and raise a family.


In recognition of the urgent need to transform and regenerate town centres, the Building Acquisition Measure will seek to immediately acquire derelict or vacant buildings, with the intention of using these building projects for town regeneration purposes in line with the aims of Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS).

The Building Acquisition Measure will form part of the overarching Town and Village Renewal Scheme structure.


Buildings purchased under this Measure must be for use as multi-purpose community spaces. Multi-purpose use could include: enterprise spaces, arts, tourism, youth hubs, theatre space, gallery, sports or pastimes space. It may also include a space for local craft market or food/farmers market.


Donegal County Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest from communities in our Towns and Villages who may have a suitable project for consideration.


All interested town/village groups are invited to submit the Expression of Interest as enclosed and forward for the attention of Community Development, Donegal County Council to [email protected];  


Further information is available by selecting links below:‌



Irish Version of the above information will be uploaded as soon as they are available



C‌losing Date for Receipt of Expression of Interest –

Town and Village Renewal Building Acquisition Measure 2023

2pm on Thursday 20th April 2023


The details for the Main Town & Village Scheme will be announced by the Department of Rural & Community Development  later in late May/early June 2023, particulars of which will be available on this website in due course.