2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, is part of a package of national and local support measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.  The scheme is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000.

In 2020, the Rural Development Investment Programme, including the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, is being tailored to address the emerging challenges associated with COVID-19.  For the Town & Village Renewal Scheme this means:


  • A focus under the standard Town and Village Renewal Scheme on interventions that can respond to the new challenges associated with COVID-19 and support the economic and social recovery of our rural towns and villages;


  • The introduction of a new strand of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2020 that focuses on immediate interventions that can be delivered in the short-term to assist towns and villages to adapt to COVID-19.


A separate Scheme is in place for both the Main Scheme and the Accelerated Measure.

Expression of Interests are now being accepted by Laois County Council. Further information including the Expression of Interest form and the Scheme Outlines are available below;

Expression of Interest TV INFO 2020

2020 TV Expression of Interest form

2020 TV Scheme Outline Accelerated Measure COVID 19

2020 TV Scheme Outline Main Scheme

2020 Foirm um Léiriú Spéise

2020 Achoimre ar Scéim Don Bheart Luathaithe

2020 Achoimre ar an Scéim Scéim Athnuachana na mBailte agus na Sráidbhailte


Closing date for submitting an Expression of Interest is Monday 29th June 2020 (4PM)

For further queries,  contact Elaine Moore, Community Development, telephone 057 8664107 or email emoore@laoiscoco.ie