€24000 in funding for towns and villages in Roscommon to mark 60th anniversary of TidyTowns – Feighan

Towns and villages in Roscommon are set to benefit from €24,000 in Government funding to mark the 60th anniversary of TidyTowns, according to Senator Frank Feighan.


“I welcome this funding which has been announced by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring. The grant scheme announced is a once off investment by the Department of Rural and Community Development to mark the 60th anniversary of the TidyTowns competition in 2018 and is additional to the support provided by the Department on an ongoing basis. I am delighted to see even more funding going to towns and villages here in Roscommon. I have no doubt that the money will be a huge boost to our local communities and will be put to great use.

• This funding is an acknowledgment from our Government of the amazing work that has been done by tidy town’s organisations up and down the county for the last 60 years. These organisations have played in integral role in our local communities for decades now. All applicants, who have applied to enter the competition, in any of the past 3 years will be eligible. Pobal will administer the scheme on behalf of the Department and will contact all eligible groups directly over the coming weeks to facilitate the drawdown of the funding.”

Contact: Senator Feighan 086 833 1234

Note: Under the scheme villages are eligible to receive €1,000; small towns are eligible to receive €2,000, large towns are eligible to receive €3,000; and large urban centres are eligible to receive €4,000.